Jewish Religious Responses to the Holocaust (THE3286)

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.