CS: Jews and the City: Budapest, Vienna, New York

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This course will explore the impact of urban life on Jewish society and culture by comparing the experience of Jews in three of the most cosmopolitan and culturally vibrant cities in the modern world: New York, Vienna, and Budapest. The course will cover a broad range of topics, including neighborhoods, immigration, crime, education, and the role of Jews in urban culture, and will explore the impact of urban life on Jewish identity and religious institutions, women, and the Jewish family.