Discovering Ashkenaz: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
with Prof. Samuel Kassow Register at YIVO.org Course can be taken starting or after January 11, 2016 but will not be free after the month of April.
Join us on a 6-week adventure into the history and culture of the Jews of Poland, Russia, and Lithuania, from medieval times through the Communist era. We will explore Jewish relations with peasants and nobility, the rise of Hasidism and Haskalah, Yiddish and Hebrew modernism, revolution, spiritual resistance during the Holocaust, and postwar continuities with the past.
This course is an intensive, college-level survey, equivalent to two 2-hour sessions per week over six weeks. Work at your own pace, following the course videos and interactive quizzes and activities, explore YIVO’s unique archive and library collections, and join our discussion forum to meet up with students and faculty. Those who complete the whole course will get a special YIVO certificate and gift!