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Christian-Jewish Relations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (JS-3350)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog description: Political and cultural history from the medieval persecutions to the expansion of religious toleration in the Enlightenment. Close consideration of legal toleration, banishments, re-admissions, and the impact of Christian reform movements. Instructor: David Price Eligible for credit in:...

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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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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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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS-2260)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Repeat credit for students who have completed 2260. Instructor: Allison Schachter Eligible for credit in: English Religious...

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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: Mazalit Haim AXLE: Foreign language proficiency International Cultures Eligible for...

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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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Introduction to Jewish Studies (JS1002)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: Introduction to Judaism and Jewish history through philosophical, political, social, and artistic perspectives. Biblical studies; antiquity and the medieval world; modern and contemporary experience; and culture, philosophy, and literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for...

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Introduction to Jewish Studies (JS1002W)

Feb. 1, 2015—  Catalog Description: Introduction to Judaism and Jewish history through philosophical, political, social, and artistic perspectives. Biblical studies; antiquity and the medieval world; modern and contemporary experience; and culture, philosophy, and literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible...

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Jews and Muslims: A Modern History (JS1111.09)

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 Syallbus: What do you think of when you hear the words...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine...

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Israeli Culture Through Film (JS 2220)

Jan. 22, 2015—  From the Syllabus: Cinematic representations of modern Israeli culture. Historical, social and political aspects. Constructions of national identity. Treatments of war and conflict, ethnicity, gender, Zionism, and more. One weekly required screening on Wednesday at 7pm. This course is...

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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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Hebrew Literature in Translation (JS 2210W)

Jan. 20, 2015—Catalog Description: Origins and development in Eastern Europe from the nineteenth century to postmodern Israeli literature. The relationship between historical transformations and literary form. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT Yes European...

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Jewish Philosophy after Auschwitz (JS2340)

Jan. 11, 2015—Critical responses to social and political institutions and the corresponding modes of thought that made Auschwitz possible and continue to sustain the barbarism that many leading philosophers have identified at the heart of culture. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also...

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The Jewish Diaspora (JS2450)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Changing Jewish communities, especially outside the United States and Israel, in macro-historical context. Post-communist European Jewish identity. New global diasporas and their relationship to the largest Jewish communities in Israel and the United States From the Syllabus: Of...

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Modern Israel (JS2500)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Internal dynamics, debates, and conflicts within Israeli society. Political, social, and cultural transformations from the 1980s to the present. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT No Religious Studies Zalashik Register...

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Power and Diplomacy in the Modern Middle East (JS2540)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on U.S. involvement after 1945. U.S. relationship with Israel, and its impact on the region. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for...

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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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Jews in Egypt (JS2620)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish life and experience under Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Muslim rule in Egypt from the Ptolemies to 1956 and after. Jewish self-government, economic life, and culture over twenty-three centuries, as seen through letters, documents, and imaginative literature. From...

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Reading Across Boundaries: Jewish and Non-Jewish Texts (JS3210)

Jan. 6, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish and non-Jewish literary and historical texts studied in parallel so as to discover the differences between them. The course will consider texts from the ancient world to the early modern period and ask what constitutes Jewish writing...

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Jewish Language and Paleography (JS4301)

Jan. 2, 2015—Catalog Description: Advanced study in a language of the Jewish people with a particular focus on the linguistic and paleographic features that define its cultural context. Each section focuses on one of the following languages: Aramaic, Ladino, Judaeo-Arabic, Rabbinic Hebrew,...

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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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Advanced Hebrew Composition (HEBR 2302W)

Dec. 24, 2014—Catalog Description: Development of writing skills through the study of short stories, poems, articles, television, and web materials. Prerequisite: HEBR 2301 (waived for Fall 17) Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: Fall 2017...

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Last Empire of Islam (HIST 2190)

Jun. 5, 2013—Catalog Description: The Ottoman “long nineteenth century,” 1789 to 1923. The Reforms (Tanzimat), state patriotism, intercommunal relations, national “awakenings,” and the emergence of a public sphere. Historiographical issues, such as perceptions of the empire as the “Sick Man of Europe”...

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