Jewish History, 1492 to the Present


Major developments in Jewish history from the early modern period to today. The Kehillah, the Spanish-Jewish Diaspora, the rise of Polish Jewry, the Safed Kabbalah, Sabbatianism, the emergence of the Chassidut, the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment), Emancipation and the nation state, Reform Judaism, economic modernization, racial antisemitism, Zionism, the Holocaust, the State of Israel, flourishing Jewish pluralism in the United States, the future: nation and Diaspora?
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 251
  • ICS 253
  • JEWISHST 251
Typically Offered