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Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1

Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1

Join Rabbi Jeffrey Saks for an overview of major topics in Modern Jewish history, including Emancipation and Enlightenment, and their impacts on Jewish life, culture, and observance; Zionism and the State; Modern anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. This ambitious agenda will be pursued through an encounter with primary sources, and with thinking about how our lives as contemporary, religious Jews are affected by the events of the past 250 years.

January 12, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 1
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INTRODUCTION – WHAT IS MODERN JEWISH HISTORY?

January 19, 2010 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 2
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JEWISH LIFE ON THE EVE OF MODERNITY: A look at Jewish life on the eve of Modenrity – both in Esat and West Europe.

January 26, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 3
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THE SHTETL II: Jewish life in the East European Shtetl.

February 2, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 4
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February 9, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 5
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AFTERMATH OF 1648: On Tuesday we’ll look at the series of events beginning with the pogroms of 1648-49, and try to understand how those very pre-modern events helped create the modern Jewish world. See the attachment with pages from the chronicle “Yeven Metzula” .

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February 16, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 6
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THE RISE OF HASSIDUT:

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February 23, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 7
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MITNAGDIM

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March 2, 2010 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 8
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HASKALAH

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March 9, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 9
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THE EDICT OF TOLERANCE

March 16, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jews, Judaism, and Modernity Part 1: Lesson 10
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NAPOLEAN & THE JEWS: The French Revolution and the Road to Emancipation

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks).