Fall into Jewish Studies at UW!

Liturgical poem for Yom Kippur morning service. Image care of NYPL Digital Gallery.

From Renaissance illuminated manuscripts to the films of the Coen brothers, Jewish Studies has a terrific mix of courses for Fall 2012. Help yourself to our tasty menu of Fall Quarter courses, which highlight Jewish culture, literatures, and languages. Keep reading for more info and handy links!

You  won’t want to miss the special course in Jewish art history taught by visiting professor Shalom Sabar of Hebrew University. This class offers the opportunity to consider Jewish architecture, ritual objects, printed books, and artistic expression as it developed over the centuries. You will also learn how Christian and Islamic culture influenced Jewish art in different regions of the world.

Got a thing for reading when the leaves change color? Here’s our crop of literature courses: Professor Block on German Jewish writersProfessor Butwin on Jewish American culture, and Professor Sokoloff on the city of Tel Aviv in Hebrew literature.

Back to the basics: Professor Pianko’s Intro to Judaism class will show you how many “Judaisms” are really out there. Biblical and Modern Hebrew are also on tap – have new language skills at your fingertips!

Word to the wise: some course numbers have changed this year! View our listings and handy registration links all in one place, and check back with JewDub.org for all the latest on Jewish Studies events, courses, and news!

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About the Author:

Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.