Join a panel of 50 eminent academics as they examine antisemitism’s origins and current effects.
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About this course
In this course, 50 leading scholars from around the world will investigate questions and issues concerning antisemitism, such as: what is antisemitism? What has been its evolution throughout history? Why is it found in so many different cultures, and even in opposing ideologies?
What became of antisemitism in the aftermath of the Holocaust? What are the main spheres in which antisemitism can be found today, and how is it expressed?
We will look at various eras and societies, examining the evolution of antisemitism as well as its changing nature over time, place, and culture.
What topics will you discuss?
- The Origins of Hatred
- In the Greco-Roman world, the perception of the “other”
- The arrival of Christianity and its impact on antisemitism’s history
- The Middle Ages and anti-Jewish rhetoric, slander, and violence
- The Modern Period’s ideologies and revolutions, and their impact on the development of antisemitism
- The Holocaust and Nazi ideology
- Far-right and Far-left anti-Semitism
- Denial of the Holocaust
- Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism
- The Islamic and Arab worlds’ cases
This course teaches you
How you can learn at your own pace by taking this self-paced course. At every stage of the course, you can meet other students, share your ideas, and participate in active discussions in the comments.
What will you accomplish?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to
- Discuss what antisemitism is and what makes it unique.
- Recognize anti-Semitic language and actions from the past and present.
- Explain the historical and ideological origins of antisemitism, as well as how it has evolved.
- Identify and explain the differences, similarities, and dynamics of the various types of antisemitism presented in the course.
- Today, talk about the characteristics of antisemitism.
- Distinguish between antisemitism and legitimate criticism of Israel’s government.
- Who is the course intended for?
- This course, developed by Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is intended for anyone interested in history, social dynamics and human nature, and the phenomenon of antisemitism.
Who is this course for?
This course is for individuals that would like to understand, decipher and solve the issues concerning Antisemitism in their country, society or around them.
Originally posted 2021-11-11 19:47:50.