History of Modern Israel-Palestine


  Register Now! JSIS A 314 / POL S 314 / NEAR E 315 Professor: Liora Halperin TTH 1:30-3:20pm - BAG 108 Credits: 5 I&S / DIV This survey introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces. Students will examine domestic, regional, and international elements, both historically and

Hebrew Language and Culture


  Register Now! MODHEB 100 Professor: Hadar Khazzam-Horovitz WF 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Credits: 2 VLPA/I&S C/NC An introduction to modern Hebrew language and culture, focusing on fundamental structures of the language, the revival of Hebrew in modern times, and connections between contemporary usage and Jewish traditions. Topics include: the alphabet, the verb system, the

The Holocaust: History & Memory


  Register Now! JSIS C 269 / HSTCMP 269 Professor: Christopher Browning T Th 9:30-11:20am Credits: 5 I&S / DIV This course explores the Holocaust as crucial event of the twentieth century. We will examine the origins and impact of the Holocaust; perpetrators, bystanders and victims; resistance, rescue and survival; and efforts to come

Jewish Philosophy


Register Now! JEW ST 418 / PHIL 418 Professor: Michael Rosenthal Credits: 5 I&S TTh 11:30 am - 1:20 pm The Enlightenment defined the course of modern Jewish philosophy. This class offers critical reading and discussion of key philosophical texts by such thinkers as Baruch Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Karl Marx, Theodor Herzl,

Foundations of Classical Judaism


Register Now! JSIS C 330/530 NEAR E 396/596 Professor: Mika Ahuvia Tu/Th 2:30pm-4:20pm Credits: 5 I&S   Feel like your country’s been taken from you? Feel like a minority in your homeland? Struggling to figure how to move forward? Learn what the ancient sages did when they faced catastrophe. What should I expect? To

Elementary Modern Hebrew III


Register Now! MODHEB 103 / MODHEB 513 Professor: Hadar Khazzam-Horovitz Credits: 5 VLPA (restrictions apply) MW 9:30-11:30am, F 9:30-10:20am Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 102.

Prophecy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam


  Register Now! NEAR E 333 / NEAR E 533 Professor: Hamza Zafer M/W 4:00pm-5:20pm Credits: 3 I&S Examines the phenomenon of prophecy in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thought and writing from antiquity to modernity. Traces the development of prophetic expression in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran. Surveys major themes and

Intermediate Modern Hebrew III


Register Now! MODHEB 203 / 523 Professor: Tovi Romano TTH 9:30 am - 11:20 am, F 10:30 am - 11:20 am Credits: Vary; VLPA Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 202.

Hebrew Poems and Prayers


Register Now! Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff MODHEB 406 Credits: 3 VLPA This course examines traditional Jewish prayers side by side with modern poems that draw on those classical sources. Class readings introduce students to Jewish liturgy and include texts by Israeli and American poets who rethink matters of faith, the language of religion, and the