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HIST 237 - Women in Jewish Society, Antiquity to Modernity


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
GSFS
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR

Topics in Jewish women’s history from antiquity to the 20th century, examining ‘normative’ constructions of women’s roles, idealized constructions of Jewish maleness and femaleness, and realities of gendered behavior. Using rabbinic and communal materials, women’s letters, memoirs and rituals, explores family and power relations between women and men; women’s economic functions and power; women, men, and religion; transformation of roles in modernity; gendered responses to persecution; feminism. Enrollment Limit: 25.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with JWST 237.



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