Jews refer to themselves as "am hasefer" or "people of the book." In this course we take that self-description literally, studying a select body of literature that both informs and defines the Jewish experience. This course will include texts from ancient to modern, exploring the themes of storytelling in Talmus/Midrash; folkloric storytelling; the immigrant experience; humor; family; feminism and love. Authors may vary but will likely always include Isaac Babel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Chaim Potok, Allegra Goodman, Henry Roth, and poets Yehuda Halevi and Yehuda Amichai.
Liberal Arts
Prerequisite(s): ENG101.
Semester(s) Offered: Once Every Two Years.