This course examines the early modern period of Jewish History. Topics include the periods of Emancipation, Reform, French Revolution, Chassidus, Establishment of the Yeshiva World, Enlightenment, the Rule of the Czar, Pale of Settlement, and the Mussar Movement. The course also deals with the rise of nationalism, socialist movements, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic developments and their impact on the Jewish and larger societies
This course examines topics from the modern period of Jewish History, the 1880’s to the present. Topics include emigration to America, World War I, Zionism, World War II, the State if Israel, and their impact, social movements, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic developments.