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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 309 Jews in the Americas

This course analyzes Jewish religious practice throughout the Americas. We compare Jewish life in multiple local and national contexts, evaluating how particular contexts have influenced Jews; how Jews have influenced various societies, cultures, and religious practices; and transnational Jewish networks, practices, and identities. We evaluate contexts individually as well as in exchange with each other. We consider the roles of various languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, English, Spanish, and Portuguese (all readings in English translation). [GM1, H, W]