Cultures of the Jews
Judaism is more than a religion, but how? We will seek to answer this question by studying Jewish life as a global phenomenon encompassing varieties in custom, gender roles, family and communal structure, language, music, literature, and art. We will range across the major divisions of Jewish culture in Europe (Ashkenazic and Sephardic), to Jewish life in the Middle East, and follow the diffusion of these cultures as far as China and India. Readings include translations from a variety of languages (Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino), and genres including memoir, ethnography, poetry, philosophy, and scripture. 3 hrs. lect/disc.
- Fall 2014
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 338(MBH 338)
- 3:00pm-4:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- Robert Schine
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP CW PHL
- Cross-Listed As:
- RELI0165A-F14 *
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