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Me’ah Select: The Modern Jewish Experience Through The Lens of Short Stories
February 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
One event on February 13, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on February 27, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on March 6, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on March 13, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on March 27, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on April 3, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on April 10, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on May 1, 2019 at 9:30am
One event on May 8, 2019 at 9:30am
with Dr. Jacob Meskin
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – noon
10 Sessions: Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13, 27, Apr 3, 10, May 1, 8
Tuition: $325 per semester / $625 enrollment in two semesters
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Most of us learn the history of Jews and Judaism in the modern period from scholarly history texts and original documents. This provides an invaluable view of the big picture, but also leaves out the lived dimension of the events and developments.
- How did particular Jewish men and women, living in widely separated and quite different communities, experience the many challenges and changes of modernity?
- Perhaps even more significantly, how did these individual experiences and the many sorts of feeling they evoked, go on to shape new Jewish hopes and projects?
This course uses Jewish short stories to explore the experiences of Jews facing modernity’s exciting opportunities and often agonizing trials.
Bio: Jacob Meskin both teaches in and trains faculty for Hebrew College’s Jewish adult-learning program, Me’ah, and is one of the co-authors of the curriculum for Parenting Through A Jewish Lens, in which he also teaches. In addition, he works as a consultant on adult Jewish education and teacher training in the Boston area.
Prior to joining Hebrew College, Meskin was the inaugural holder of the Ruderman Chair in Jewish Studies at Northeastern University and taught at Princeton University, Rutgers University, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University, Williams College and Lehigh University. His articles have appeared in Modern Judaism, The Journal of Religion, Soundings, Levinas Studies, Judaism, Cross Currents and in several edited volumes.