JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 Trajectories of Zionist Thought
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This is a course whose goal is an in depth study of the structure and content of the writings of four central Zionist thinkers: Ahad Ha'am, Aharon David Gordon, Theodore Herzl and Mordecai Kaplan. Because of the diversity characteristic of their writings, one of the aims of the course is to show that in the earlier years of its development Zionist thought served as a meeting place for divergent positions regarding the nature and character of Judaism and the Jewish people, of world history and modern society. We will discuss the various literary genres chosen by these thinkers in order to develop and present their thoughts, while attempting to reconstruct their various understandings as to the problems confronting Jewish and human existence in their time. Finally, we shall inquire as to the vision or visions that each of these figures held regarding the future of Jewish society in the Land of Israel and around the world.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
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001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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