This course will examine the contours of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and their impact on Ashkenazic Jews today. Topics include Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian Jewish society, the growth of Jewish social-welfare and mutual-assistance organizations, the rise of Hasidism and its opponents, the conflict between Galizianers and Litvaks, the Russian-Jewish Enlightenment, and the rise of secular Jewish political movements.
does the answer affect Jewish politics today? Where are the biblical borders of the Land of Israel? What is the political history of the first Jewish commonwealth? What caused the first civil war among the … Read More