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American Judaism and the State: Religion, Government and Ideology in the U.S.

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
American Judaism & the State
Spring 2024
Taught By: Hadas Binyamini
Section: A

CRN: 14724

Credits: 4

The history of American Judaism from 1865 to today encourages us to ask questions about some of the major themes in American religious and political history. American Jews were one of the first large non-Christian immigrant groups in the U.S. By examining the history of Jews’ efforts to have equal protection under the law as a minority group in a “Christian nation,” the evolution and diversity of their religious practices, and their engagement in the public sphere, we examine the debates about religion and politics that continue to this day: How do religious ideas, institutions and people shape American politics? How does the government respond to the religious diversity of the country’s inhabitants? What does religion have to do with immigration, gender, race, democracy, war and peace in the U.S.?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Liberal Arts (LIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:40am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024