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2019-2020 Catalog

FYS 060 Jewish Writing

What have been major themes of Jewish writing? How does writing form or critique community? Is Jewish writing available to non-Jews? This class analyzes texts from the Hebrew Bible to TV shows, prayers, court records, novels, memoirs, recipes, and more. We analyze how different genres of writing constructed different senses of Jewish heritage, including addressing the role of writing in minority communities and making gender, homeland, sexuality, and other social positions visible today and in history.