Countless books and documentaries have been put forward about the history of the Jewish people. For the most part, though, the stories they tell are simplified, surface level treatments. Our story is so much more: it's deeper, more complex, and subversive to the prevailing ideas of ancient and modern civilization.
In this course we'll focus on Jewish History of the late middle ages, a period of immense persecution and hardship but, paradoxically, also a period of tremendous production and progress. Come learn the fascinating inner story of how we survived and thrived in a cruel and cold world.