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Jewish Studies

What is Jewish Studies?

Jewish studies focuses not only on the religion of Judaism, but on the many dimensions of Jewish culture, including literature, the Hebrew language, history, politics, social institutions, folkways, art, music, and film. The program encompasses 3,000 years of Jewish civilization and seeks to explore the religion, culture, and history of the Jewish people. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary in orientation and scope. At Mount Holyoke, the study of Jewish culture draws on a wide variety of disciplines, including English, German, gender studies, history, international relations, and religion.

Left: Winners of Interclub Dodge Ball, Young Women’s Hebrew Association, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1927, Center for Jewish History, NYC, digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=210196 Center: American Jewish Congress records, undated, 1916-2006 (I-77), Center for Jewish History, NYC Right: Seder night Passover 1934 (5694) at house of Hugo Brill given by Wilhelm Buchheim in Germany 1934, Center for Jewish History, NYC, http://access.cjh.org/830415

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