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Israeli Flag

Israel: Dynamic Society / Global Flashpoint

MWF 11:30-12:20pm, N. Pianko, N. Sokoloff, J. Migdal & P. Burstein This survey introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces.

Sephardi Culture and Art

T 1:30-4:20pm, Visiting Professor Shalom Sabar
A seminar on the multi-cultural origins of the art created by Jews in medieval Spain and Portugal.
Israeli/Palestinian Signs

Literature of Emerging Nations: Israel/Palestine

MW 1:30-2:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff & Amal Eqeiq How has culture impacted the shaping of Israeli identity and Palestinian identity?
Ashkenazi family

Jewish Cultural History

TTh 11:30-1:20pm, Devin Naar Analyzing different expressions of Jewish culture across time and space.
Baruch Spinoza

Jewish Philosophy

TTh 11:30-1:20pm, Michael Rosenthal
Significant Jewish thinkers of the modern era, in relation to the Jewish community and broader European society.
Tel Aviv

Life in Israel

W 7:00-9:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff Evening class exploring Israeli life through popular culture. Credit/no credit.
Ancient mosaic

Jerusalem & the Messianic Dream
in Art & Culture

MW 2:30-4:20pm, Visiting Professor Shalom Sabar How have Jerusalem and other holy sites been depicted in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art over the centuries?
Medieval Jewish merchants

Economic History of the Jews

MW 12:30-2:20pm, Levis Kochin
The economic dimension of Jewish society from ancient to modern times.

Jewish Historiography

T 2:30-4:20pm, Devin Naar Seminar covering comparative methodologies for Jewish historical research.
Dome of the Rock

Jerusalem and the Holy Land

M 1:30-4:20pm, Joel Walker
Graduate seminar on Jerusalem's central role in the Holy Land and in Western religious traditions.
Torah scroll

Elementary Biblical Hebrew II

MWF 10:30-11:50pm, Gary Martin Learn to read the Hebrew Bible! Second course in a sequence.
modern Hebrew

Intermediate Modern Hebrew

M-F 10:30-11:20pm, Tovi Romano Develop your reading and conversational skills in modern Hebrew! Second in a sequence.
Hebrew Alphabet

Elementary Modern Hebrew

M-F 9:30-10:20pm, Hadar Horovitz Learn the basics of modern Israeli Hebrew! Second in a sequence.