MES 325 • Jewish Communities in the Mid East & North Africa
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
A new course covering Jewish history and culture in non-Western countries. Whether they are referred to as Sephardi, Eastern, or Afro-Asian, those communities, some of which date back to biblical days, maintained their distinct customs and religious traditions. The course will follow Jewish life in those countries, from prosperity and cultural revival in the Golden Age of medieval Spain, to mass exodus and relocation, mosly to Israel..
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Midterm: 20% Final: 35% Papers: 25% Oral report: 10% Class participation: 10%
A packet prepared by the instructor Selected bibliography for the oral reports