Jewish Religious Responses to the Holocaust (THE2286)

30 credits

This module will focus on the diverse ways in which Jewish religious thought has engaged with the Holocaust. Alongside considering the reactions of those caught up in the events of the 1930s-40s, attention will be given to some of the radical assessments of the Holocaust’s implications for Judaism that developed from the 1960s onwards. These assessments took a number of forms, so as well as examining the writings of several prominent Jewish theologians, the religious dimensions of post-Holocaust art and literature will also be considered.