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Spring 2021
Apr 18, 2021
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JCIV 199 - Intro to Jewish Civ
 Introduction to Jewish Civilization: Jewish Thought on Politics, Power, and International Affairs.
This course, a discussion seminar based on weekly readings, will explore the ways in which historical changes reshape the relationship of Jewish politics to global affairs, from antiquity to the present. Drawing on Biblical sources, historical experiences (Ancient Israel, the Diaspora, emancipation and enlightenment, the rise of Zionism, Israel and contemporary world Jewry), personal stories (Queen Esther, Josephus, Rothschild, Disraeli, Ben Gurion, Kissinger, etc.) and philosophic writings, the course will question the Jews' attitude to power, authority, sovereignty and conflict. Throughout this course, we will bridge the study of the Jewish past with an eye towards issues of contemporary interest. This course, a discussion seminar based on weekly readings, will explore the ways in which historical changes reshape the relationship of Jewish politics to global affairs, from antiquity to the present. Drawing on Biblical sources, historical experiences (Ancient Israel, the Diaspora, emancipation and enlightenment, the rise of Zionism, Israel and contemporary world Jewry), personal stories (Queen Esther, Josephus, Rothschild, Disraeli, Ben Gurion, Kissinger, etc.) and philosophic writings, the course will question the Jews' attitude to power, authority, sovereignty and conflict. Throughout this course, we will bridge the study of the Jewish past with an eye towards issues of contemporary interest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Jewish Civilization Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Middle East, Mean Grade is Calculated


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