The Program in Jewish Studies at Smith College examines Jewish civilization from antiquity until today. Our courses explore the history, literature, arts, politics, philosophy, culture, religion, and languages of the Jewish people from origins in ancient Israel through contact with major world civilizations over the course of a global Diaspora extending more than two millennia. From the Bible to Kafka, from medieval mysticism to varieties of Jewish activism, from Yiddish culture in pre-war Europe to contemporary life Israel and the Americas, our program provides students with the flexibility to pursue their interests and the rigor to emerge as confident thinkers, analysts, and creators of culture. Jewish Studies Program Website


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Jewish Studies: Faculty Books

Jewish Studies: Faculty Publications

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