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

1722 [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
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