Money, Power, Sex and Love: The Modern Jewish Family in Europe and America

JUDS 1722 S01 [CRN: 15095]

What roles did the family play in modern Jewish society and how did Jewish women participate in them? These questions are at the heart of this seminar. Through discussions of primary sources (in translation) and modern research, we will use the tools of gender analysis to examine the history of the Jewish family from the mid-seventeenth century until today. Topics discussed include: Jewish law and the family, women and the politics of the family economy, sex and the erotic, women's spirituality, the bourgeois Jewish family in imperial Germany, Jewish family life before the Holocaust, and intermarriage in the contemporary USA. WRIT
Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
11 (Dec 19, 2014 9:00am)