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‘fall 2018’

Introduction to Judaism (JS 1010)

Feb. 28, 2018—  Catalog description: Judaism from the ancient Near East to the present day. The Jewish life cycle. Varieties of Jewish practice throughout history. Interaction and dialogue with other religious communities, and the challenges posed by modernity in the wake of...

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Modern Yiddish Literature in Translation (JS 2215)

Feb. 28, 2018—    Catalog description: Late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Diaspora, minority writing, gender, from shtetl to city, and the Holocaust. What is modern Yiddish literature and why does it matter? A diasporic language and literature unattached to any single nation,...

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The Holocaust (JS-3100)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The history of the Holocaust: its origins, development, and its legacy in the context of Germany and European history. Instructor: Ari Joskowicz Eligible for credit in: Econ/History Interdisciplinary European Studies History Religious Studies AXLE: International Cultures  ...

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FYS: Jews in Hollywood (JS-1111.12)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog description: Immigrant Jews built the twentieth century movie industry as a patriotic U.S. fantasyland. We’ll examine how Jews created the Hollywood studio system and how Hollywood has chosen to represent and often not represent Jews. We will discuss roles in...

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Advanced Hebrew Grammar (HEBR-2301)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog description: Emphasis on syntax and grammar supplemented by listening, speaking, and reading. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Hebrew language course. Prerequisite: 2202. Teacher: Yifat Crouvi AXLE: Foreign language proficiency International Cultures Eligible for...

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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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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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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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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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Social Movements in Modern Jewish Life (JS2560)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: How social movements shape contemporary American Jewish culture and politics. Explores movements internal to Judaism and those bringing religion into the public sphere. From the Syllabus: Social movements change worlds. They mobilize and empower people to shape policy...

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Elementary Hebrew (HEBR 1101)

Dec. 29, 2014—This course will provide introduction to alphabet, the basics of grammar, and elementary conversation in the Hebrew language. As the vocabulary will expand, grammatical structures will be incorporated through the exposure to different kinds of texts. Aspects of Israeli culture...

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Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR 2201)

Dec. 27, 2014—This course will concentrate on developing a significant level of linguistic and communicative competence in Hebrew. Active and passive lexicon will be expanded and advanced grammatical structures will be introduced through exposure to different kinds of texts. Aspects of Israeli...

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