Contemporary Jewish identity is commonly refracted through the prism of two seminal historical events: the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel. However, at the dawn of the 21st century, closer examination reveals that Jewish identity is today an increasingly diverse and ever changing entity. This unit will probe and explore the reasons for this heterogeneity, identifying and interrogating the intersections between the religious, cultural and political currents shaping today's Jewish identities in diverse communal and state settings.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd proposal/annotated bibliography (10%), 1x3000wd research essay (50%), 1x1000wd exam (30%), participation (10%)
12 senior credit points from BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2609, BBCL2610, BBCL3601, BBCL3602, HBRW2603, HBRW2604, HBRW2605, HBRW2606, HBRW2623, HBRW2625, HBRW2631, HBRW2632, HBRW3601, HBRW3602, HBRW3610, HBRW3611, HBRW3612, HBRW3615, HSTY2607, HSTY2608, HSTY2616, HSTY2624, HSTY2626, HSTY2652, HSTY2659, EUST2002, EUST2008, EUST2601, EUST2605, EUST2610 & GOVT2112.