We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Herzog as our first post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies and lecturer in the CAS Core Curriculum. Alexandra Tali Herzog, a doctoral candidate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, is scheduled to defend her dissertation this June and will join BU in September. Alexandra specializes in modern Jewish literature and culture, with an emphasis on Yiddish literature in America (Isaac Bashevis Singer).
The Modern Era and the Jews
Jews in the Modern World
Prof. Simon Rabinovitch
Fall 2013, MWF 1:00-2:00
Examines how Jewish society, religion, and political definition changed in relation to how Europe, and the world, became modern. Considers Jewish interaction with non-Jewish society from medieval Spain to Eastern Europe today and explores this relationship’s creative and destructive products