Beginning in Biblical times and ending with the modern Jewish deli, this course explores the role of food and drink in a global Jewish context and within the framework of trade, consumption, cultural formation and identity, social stratification and inequality, food access, deprivation, and exploitation.
The life and history of the Jews in the medieval and modern worlds. Topics include Jewish-Christian relations; development of Jewish philosophy and mysticism; Jewish life in Eastern Europe; the Holocaust; State of Israel; Jews and Judaism in North America. (Gen.Ed. HS, DG)
A survey of the literature and culture of the Jewish people in the formative years of its history. Emphasis on the development of Judaism in the biblical, Graeco-Roman, and rabbinic periods. Final unit treats the Jewish life-cycle and the system of religious practices. (Gen. Ed. HS, DG)