Jewish-Christian Relations: A History*
Rabbi Joe Skloot, Ph.D.
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History at HUC-JIR/New York
May 14, 21 & June 4
**Special Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
*No class on 5/28
This course will explore the transformations Jewish communities and Judaism underwent after the emergence of Christianity as a world-historical force. We will consider the ways Jews both sought to acculturate (adopt the ideas and practices of the majority) and differentiate themselves. Special emphasis will be placed on the origins of Christianity and rabbinic Judaism, economic interrelationships, anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism, and Zionism and modern Jewish politics. No previous knowledge is required.
*We are grateful to Mary Alice Dobbin for her generosity in making our learning with HUC-JIR scholars Dr. Alyssa Gray and Rabbi Joe Skloot possible.