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A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. David E. Kaufman

Antisemitism — Yesterday and Today

“Antisemitism,” the blanket term for all expressions and ideologies of Jew-hatred, is an enormously complex phenomenon. Recent attempts at defining antisemitism can never adequately explain it as they tend to miss the full range of its root causes, diverse iterations, and internal dynamics. To fully understand its resurgence in the world today, we must turn to the study of its history – from ancient social and religious sources of anti-Jewishness, through medieval cultural and economic forms of Judeophobia, to the more political and racialist versions of modern antisemitism. Our six-session class concludes by addressing the currently pressing question of ‘how to fight antisemitism’ – for if history is our guide, the battle is not futile.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

William Rosenwald and Ruth Israels Rosenwald Course in Contemporary History

Founder and Director of NEW YORK JEW: Center for New York Jewish History, Culture, and Community, Dr. David E. Kaufman has authored two books, the first, a comprehensive history of early 20th-century Jewish communal life and the other a study of American Jewish celebrity in the 1960s. He spent a decade on the faculty of the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

“Antisemitism,” the blanket term for all expressions and ideologies of Jew-hatred, is an enormously complex phenomenon. Recent attempts at defining antisemitism can never adequately explain it as they tend to miss the full range of its root causes, diverse iterations, and internal dynamics. To fully understand its resurgence in the world today, we must turn to the study of its history – from ancient social and religious sources of anti-Jewishness, through medieval cultural and economic forms of Judeophobia, to the more political and racialist versions of modern antisemitism. Our six-session class concludes by addressing the currently pressing question of ‘how to fight antisemitism’ – for if history is our guide, the battle is not futile.

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

William Rosenwald and Ruth Israels Rosenwald Course in Contemporary History

Founder and Director of NEW YORK JEW: Center for New York Jewish History, Culture, and Community, Dr. David E. Kaufman has authored two books, the first, a comprehensive history of early 20th-century Jewish communal life and the other a study of American Jewish celebrity in the 1960s. He spent a decade on the faculty of the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles.

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