Religion in

REL 371.001
Antisemitism and the Crises of Modernity

Dr. Steven L. Jacobs

Office: 201 Manly Hall
Office Phone: 348-0473
Office Hour: TR 11-1:30 pm
Course: TR 9:30-10:45
Location: 210 Manly Hall


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This course involves lectures and seminars addressing the problem of antisemitism. We will consider its definition (past and present), its possible relationship to other discriminations, whether it is best understood as an ideology & how it is manifested in different eras, regions, political, economic and cultures.


Fall 2016 (PDF)

Books (required)

Rosenfeld, Alvin H.
Resurgent Antisemitism
Indiana University Press, 2013
ISBN: 0253008786

Marcus, Kenneth L.
The Definition of Anti-Semitism
Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780199375646

Rosenfeld, Alvin H.
Deciphering the New Antisemitism

Indiana University Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780253018656

Small, Charles Asher
The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparitive Perspective
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
ISBN: 9781515057796