An introduction to the foundational narratives, ethics, laws and values, life-cycle rituals, and key social dilemmas faced by a range of contemporary Jewish communities in the US, Latin America, Israel and the Middle East. Topics of exploration will include diasporic and transnational relationships, secular and religious identities, Holocaust memory and memorialization, contemporary anti-Semitism, (linguistic and cultural) innovation and revival, Israeli state-formation and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Satisfies a major and minor requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Social-Scienctific Thought requirement
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement


Class Details
Course CIS 140
Section 0
CRN 20593
Time T R
Time 0305 - 0420pm
Building 1086 CHAM
Instructor Tamara Neuman
Max 30
Current 8
Remaining 22
Semester Spring 2020