From Kahal to Party: 18th-20th Century Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
4.0
Course Description: 

The students will get familiar with the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jewish people in Eastern and Central Europe from the Partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1772-1793) to the 20th century interwar period.  They will acquire a deeper knowledge of the various issues related to the Jewish communities in this period with a special emphasis on the impact of modernity on social life and the emergence of modern Jewish politics. Selected primary sources (in English translation) will be read and discussed in class.   

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