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Lifelong Learning

Jews and non-Jews through the Ages

This course will introduce you to the diverse issues that have characterised relationships between Jews and non-Jews from the ancient world to the present day.

Jews and non-Jews through the Ages

With case studies including Jewish life in Eastern Europe from the 16th to the 20th centuries, Jewish migration, the Holocaust and the situation in modern Britain, this course will encourage you to consider the key questions of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. How did Jews in these varied contexts understand their own identities, and their relationship with the non-Jewish societies and cultures in which they lived? How were they viewed by these societies? What factors shaped these views, and why? Ultimately, is the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations one of tolerance and cultural exchange, of persistent anti-Semitism, or centuries of ambivalence?

Using a range of sources including personal papers, art, objects, literature and personal testimony we will consider the multitude of answers to these questions, giving you an insight into the major debates characterising the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations.


Date: Thursday 5 February 2015

Length: 8 weeks

Time: 19.00-21.00

Location: Avenue Campus




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