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Thu, Oct 14


Melton and More via ZOOM

The Many Meanings of Being Jewish

What does being a Jew mean to you? This course will explore diverse understandings of what it has meant to identify as "Jewish" from ancient times to the present day, in a variety of religious; ethno-national; cultural; culinary; hereditary and political contexts.

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 The Many Meanings of Being Jewish
 The Many Meanings of Being Jewish

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – Jan 06, 2022, 11:30 AM

Melton and More via ZOOM

About the event

Week 1: What Does it Mean to be Jewish? Hebrews, Israelites, Yehudim, Jews

Week 2:  Markers and Measures of Jewish Identification

Week 3: How Judaism Became a “Religion”

Week 4: Culture and Community: Food for Thought

Week 5: Antisemitisms and Jewish Identity

Week 6: Jewish DNA: Diving into the Gene Pool, Climbing the Family Tree

Week 7: Jewish Nation-alisms and Israel

Week 8: Conversion and Intermarriage: Double or Nothing?

Week 9: Jews and Politics: Is There a “Jewish Vote”?

Week 10:  The Future of Being Jewish: What should “Jewish Education” be Teaching?


  • 2,018 hours 30 minutes

    10 Sessions: Course meets Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6

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