Modern Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Short Stories

October 18, 2018 Lexington $350.00
(Photo: Max Pixel)
(Photo: Max Pixel)

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. (Part two of the class from Spring 2018; all new material!)

Instructor: Dr. Jacob Meskin

Financial aid available.

Schedule: Weekly through January 3, 2019 (some weeks are skipped due to holidays; visit for exact dates)

About Me’ah Select:

Jump into a 10-week, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history led by our outstanding Me’ah faculty! Targeted to adult learners of all backgrounds, whether you are seeking to take a first step or the next step in your education journey.

Our talented faculty is known for their scholarship and dynamic approach to adult learning, and bring their Me’ah Select classes to life through the study of literature, history, art and original texts and source material.

Taught at the college level, but without papers and assignments, you will dig deeply and gain new perspectives into fascinating topics.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Emunah
9 Piper Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
$350.00 Per adult

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