Explore how modernity shaped Jewish life in Europe and the Americas from the sixteenth century through the mid-1930s. Learn about the consequences of the Spanish Inquisition, Jews’ political emancipation, the birth of Reform Judaism, modern anti-Semitism, the impact of World War I and Jewish life on the eve of World War II. This course will pay special attention to regional diversity and questions of gender.
This course fulfills the core learning goal HST.
Required of all Jewish Studies majors and minors.