Melton & More
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm (EST) January 5th-January 26th
Antisemitism constitutes one of history’s most enduring forms of hatred and fear of any single group designated as “other.” Together we will explore such questions as, why does it persist and how did ancient forms of anti-Judaism influence modern Antisemitism?
Course Description :
This four session course explores the state of contemporary Antisemitism with a survey of still impactful pre-Christian, Christian and modern era Jew hatred. Referred to as “the longest hatred”, Antisemitism constitutes one of history’s most enduring forms of hatred and fear of any single group designated as “other.” Why does it persist? How did ancient and 19th/20th century forms of anti-Judaism influence modern Antisemitism such as anti-Zionism and Islamic Antisemitism?
The four sessions are as follows:
1. How Did We Get Here? 21st Century Anti-Semitism. What is it? Why are we still defining it?
2. Pre-Christian (Hellenic and Roman) Jewish Attitudes and Christian Antisemitism
3. Jew Hatred: From Emancipation to the Modern Era.
4. Contemporary Islamic Antisemitism & Anti-Zionism
Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26