RELG 060. Varieties of Zionist Thought: Judaism, Nationalism, Antisemitism, and the Jewish Question

(Cross-listed as HIST 034 
This course focuses on political expressions of Jewish identity since the late nineteenth century through an exploration of the central texts of Zionist thought. It integrates biblical, rabbinic, and medieval Jewish texts about Jerusalem, the idea of Zion, and the centrality of the Land of Israel to provide historical context and background. We ask: what are the ways select Jewish sources from antiquity to modernity have grappled with varied attitudes toward land, political sovereignty, and national identity in the Diaspora.
1 credit.
Fall 2021. Kessler, Weinberg
Catalog chapter: Religion  
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