Jews and Race

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April 22, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Race Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

Borderlines Open School, an international cross-disciplinary teaching and research organization, offers free webinars giving insights into important figures and concepts of Jewish culture and life. Each webinar is followed by four more sessions, available on enrollment basis and aimed at a deeper, focused discussion.

This term, we offer:


Jews and Race

By Shaul Magid – professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College

The question of Jews as a race, and Jews not being a race, has filtered through Western thought at least since the 19th century when European intellectuals became enamored with race science. This course will discuss why race has been a defining factor for Jews and how the concept of race in Europe was determined by the nature and status of the Jew.

The free webinar will be held online on Zoom (April 22). Registration is mandatory: To enroll in further sessions, beginning on April 29, please visit Shaul has also recorded a short invitation, available to watch here: