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Jewish Humor (JS-2280W)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The flowering of Jewish humor, especially in the U.S. during the twentieth century. Vaudeville, radio comedy, and the Golden Age of television. The careers and works of influential comics, writers and filmmakers, and the development of stand-up comedy....

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In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain (JS1111.01)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syllabus: Between 711 and 1492 Jews Christians and Muslims created one...

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Music and Identity in Jewish Traditions (JS1111.02)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: This seminar will focus on music and identity in global Jewish cultures. The seminar will provide an introduction and background to the cultures, contexts, and historical development and structure of Jewish communities throughout the world. Seminar participants...

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Civil Rights and Wrongs: Black-Jewish Relations in the 1950s and 1960s (JS1111.04)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: Blacks and Jews have shared a long and varied history together, particularly in the American context, as there have been strong forces pulling the two groups simultaneously together and apart.  Through an examination of historical and literary...

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Gender, Sexuality, and Desire in Jewish Literature (JS 1111.05)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: In this course we will examine representations of gender, sexuality, and desire in Jewish literature. Our readings will span a broad range of literary texts, from biblical stories to contemporary American Yiddish Literature. This course will serve...

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Reading across the Boundaries: Arab and Israeli Literature and Culture (JS1111.06)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: This seminar will focus on ways contemporary literature and other arts in Israel and surrounding Arab countries have been informed and influenced by religious traditions (primarily, though not exclusively, Jewish and Islamic) as well as various other...

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Introduction to Judaism (RLST 1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Comprehensive overview of the Jewish religion, beliefs and practices, holidays and sacred texts. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: Fall 2015 HCA No Religious Studies Register now on YES    

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Themes in the Hebrew Bible (RLST 1208)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: A thematic introduction to the Hebrew Scripture/Old Testament. Selected themes-such as creation, revelation, covenant, law, suffering, messianic expectation – are traced through the diverse parts of the Bible (Pentateuch, Prophetic Writings, and Wisdom Literature) as well as in...

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Classical Judaism (JS1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Jewish people from biblical origins through the 2nd century CE. The Hellenistic Age, the Age of the Maccabees, Roman rule, and the rise of the Rabbis and Rabbinic literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course:...

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Witnesses Who Were Not There: Literature of the Children of Holocaust Survivors (JS2250W)

Jan. 16, 2015—Catalog Description: Fiction and non-fiction produced by children of Holocaust survivors. From the Syllabus: While much has been written about and by those who survived the German concentration camps during World War II, both fiction and nonfiction, relatively little has...

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Jewish Storytelling (JS 2270W)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: Twentieth-century short fiction and narrative traditions. The transition from religious to secular cultural forms. Immigration and ethnic literary forms. All works are in English or English translation from Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian. Repeat credit for students who have...

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Imagining the Alien: Jewish Science Fiction (JS 2290W)

Jan. 13, 2015—Catalog Description: Science Fiction and speculative fiction by Jewish writers in cultural context.  Aliens, robots, and secret selves; time travel: Utopia, political critique, and questions of Jewish identity. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught...

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Is God Guilty? The Problem of Evil in Judaism (JS2330)

Jan. 12, 2015—The classic problem of theodicy: If there is a God, how can there be evil in the world? Jewish approaches to the question, from the Bible to after the Holocaust. Catalog Description: Origin, nature, and representations of evil from Scripture through the...

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Zionism: Politics, Religion, and Ethnicity (JS2520)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Tensions among religion, nationalism, and political activism. Translations of Messianism into a secular program. Criticism from within and without the movement. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: HCA No Graduate Catalog...

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Jewish American Literature (ENGL 3664)

Jun. 7, 2013—Catalog Description: Nineteenth century to the present. Issues of race, gender, ethnicity, immigration, and diaspora. Offered on a graded basis only. From the syllabus: This course surveys the major questions and themes of twentieth-century Jewish American literature and situates this...

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