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‘Spring 2019’

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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Introduction to Jewish Studies (JS-1002W)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: Introduction to Judaism and Jewish history through philosophical, political, social, psychological, and artistic perspectives. Biblical studies; culture, philosophy, and literature. Antiquity and the medieval world; modern and contemporary experience. Repeat credit for students who have completed 1002. Instructor:...

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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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Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR-2202)

Nov. 2, 2017—Teacher: Mazalit Haim Catalog description: Continuation of 2201. Greater emphasis on reading and writing. Classes meet three times a week with an additional three hours a week spent in independent work in the language laboratory. No credit for students who have...

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Elementary Hebrew (HEBR-1102)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog Description: Continuation of 1101. Greater stress upon conversation and grammar. Classes meet three times a week with an additional two hours a week required in the language laboratory. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced...

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Black-Jewish Relations in Post-War American Literature and Culture (JS-2240W)

Oct. 27, 2017—    Catalog Description: The historical relationship between African Americans and Jewish Americans and its portrayal in novels, short stories, and films by artists from both communities. [3] (US) Teacher: Adam Meyer Eligible for credit in: Religious Studies English AXLE:...

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Issues in Rabbinic Literature (JS2150)

Jan. 21, 2015—Catalog Description:History of Rabbinic thought from its origins to the Middle Ages through the reading of central Rabbinic texts. Capital punishment, women in Rabbinic culture, sectarianism, and the power structures of Roman Palestine and Sasanian Babylonia. Next Offered: AXLE Category:...

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American Southern Jews in Life and Literature (JS2230W)

Jan. 19, 2015—Catalog Description: From colonial times to the present. Interactions between Southern Jews and other Southerners, and between Southern and Northern Jews. The Civil War, Jewish economic activities, and the civil rights movement. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible...

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Muslims and Jews (JS2600)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: Muslim-Jewish relations from the beginning of Islam to the present. Mohammed and the Jews, Jewish roles in Islamic cultures, status of Muslims in contemporary Israel, recent Jewish exodus from Muslim lands From the Syllabus: In this course we...

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