Teaching Undergraduates the History of Early Modern Sephardic and Eastern Jews

By Matt Goldish

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2005

The author discusses three problems common to the teaching of Sephardic and Eastern Jewries to Western undergraduate students: (1) the definition of "Sephardic" and the fluidity of boundaries between different Jewish groups; (2) students' unfamiliarity with the regions ins question; and (3) the challenge of finding appropriate course readings. The author discusses his approaches to these problems, including some specific suggestions for course readings.

Topic: Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Judaic Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Spring 2005

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldish, Matt. Teaching Undergraduates the History of Early Modern Sephardic and Eastern Jews. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2005: 12-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2629


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