JWST 354 Jewish Life and Thought from the Renaissance to the Age of Reason

The world of Jewish martyrs, mystics, dreamers, and heretics, as seen through an analysis of selected sources, including Zohar, the correspondence of Menasseh ben Israel, and various Hasidic legends. Attention will be given to the rise of centers of Jewish culture, such as Cromwells England, Florence, Vilna, Prague, and Spinozas Amsterdam.