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Featured Course | Jews & Money: Myths and Reality

February 13, 2018

JEW ST 289
Jews & Money: Myths and Reality
M/W 8:30-10:20, PAR 120

This course explores the economic activities of Jews from the Middle Ages to the modern period in the Russian, Hapsburg, and German Empires as well as in the New

World. In the second part of the course, students will explore how Jewish economic activity was perceived by non‐Jews and how Jews became a symbol for specific economic activities or economic developments such as money‐lending, international commerce or the emergence of capitalism. The course will also treat how these conversations pushed Jews to the center and simultaneously to the periphery of racial discourse in the United States.