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The Modern Jewish Experience : A Reader's Guide - Jack Wertheimer

The Modern Jewish Experience

A Reader's Guide

By: Jack Wertheimer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780814792629
Number Of Pages: 410

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The pace of scholarly research and academic publication in fields of Judaica has quickened dramatically in the second half of the twentieth century. The major consumers and producers of this new scholarship are found in Jewish Studies programs that have proliferated at institutions of higher learning around the world since the 1960s. From the vantage point of the nineties, it is difficult to fathom that until thirty years ago, Jewish studies courses were mainly limited to a few elite universities, rabbinical seminaries, and Hebrew teachers' colleges. Today there are few colleges at public or private insitutions of higher learning that do not sponsor at least some courses on aspects of Jewish study.

In light of this explosion of research on Jewish topics, non-specialists and educators can benefit from guidance through the thicket of new monographs, source anthologies, textbooks and scholarly essays. The Modern Jewish Experience, the result of a multi-year collaboration between the International Center for the University Teaching of Jewish Civilization and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, offers just such guidance on a range of issues pertaining to modern Jewish history, culture, religion, and society.

With contributions from two dozen leading scholars, The Modern Jewish Experience presents practical information and guidelines intended to expand the teaching repertoire for undergraduate courses on modern Jewish life, as well as a means for college professors to enrich and diversify their courses with discussions on otherwise neglected Jewish communities, social and political issues, religious and ideological movements, and interdisciplinary perspectives. Sample syllabi are also included for survey courses set in diverse linguistic settings. An indispensible resource for undergraduate instruction, this volume may also be used to great profit by educators of adults in synagogue and Jewish communal settings, as well as by individual students engaged in private study.

A Guide to Fields of Study
Area Studies
The Jews in Early Modern Central and Western Europep. 5
Polish Jewry to the Partitionsp. 12
The Jews in Imperial Russiap. 18
Soviet Jewryp. 25
The Jews of Austria-Hungaryp. 32
The Jews of North Africa and the Middle Eastp. 39
American Jewish Historyp. 52
Jews in Commonwealth Countriesp. 62
Israeli Society and Culturep. 72
Latin American Jewryp. 80
Social and Political Issues
The Traditional Jewish Communityp. 91
Jewish Emancipationp. 95
Secular Jewish Culturep. 102
Modern Jewish Social Historyp. 109
The Mass Migration of East European Jewsp. 123
Modern Antisemitism and Jewish Responsesp. 133
The Holocaustp. 140
Religious and Ideological Movements
Hasidism and Its Opponentsp. 151
Religious Movements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Eastern Europep. 158
Modern Jewish Religious Movementsp. 169
Modern Jewish Politicsp. 181
Zionist Ideologyp. 189
Religious Culture and Politics in Israelp. 201
Disciplinary Perspectives
Modern Jewish Literaturep. 213
Jewish Art in the Modern Erap. 228
Jewish Music in the Modern Erap. 242
Modern Jewish Thoughtp. 262
Modern Jewish Demographyp. 275
American and Canadian Jewish Sociologyp. 291
Teaching Resources
An Annotated Guide to Major Reference Worksp. 315
Sample Syllabi for Survey Courses on the Modern Jewish Experience Taught in Diverse Linguistic and National Settings
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Index of Authorsp. 379
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ISBN: 9780814792629
ISBN-10: 0814792626
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.55

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