Antisemitism and Jewish Responses

History 103U

Fall 2017
Instructor: 
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
T 10-12
Class Number: 
51991
Units: 
4

Hatred of Jews and Judaism is an enduring prejudice, stretching from antiquity to the present. Its seeming chronological limitlessness is matched by its apparent lack of geographical boundaries. So tenacious an ideology is it that even countries where there have never been Jews have nonetheless had antisemites. Beginning with the ancient world, we will examine the history of this hatred by reading both primary and secondary-source material. We will also seriously consider the variety of Jewish responses to it.