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$415 for Alumni and Scholars Program Students
Fall classes begin the week of September 1, 2014
Writing and Rewriting the Shtetl
Michael Steinlauf, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:18 pm
How have several generations of Jews imagined their Eastern European Jewish roots? This seminar examines the legendary Jewish small town of Eastern Europe through the perspectives of history, anthropology, literature, and film.
The Songs We Sing
Saul Wachs, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, 9:00 am- 11:48am
This course will be devoted to an examination of the ideas, values, polemics ,literary and Poetic structures and historical background of familiar prayers, we sing. One casualty of our singing is that few of us really pay much attention to the deeper meaning of these texts. Yet they contain some of the most important faith-assumptions, philosophical propositions and literary devices to grace Jewish liturgy. We will also be exposed to some of the numerous melodies to which these texts have been set within the rites and ethnic groups that make up the Jewish tapestry. (Classical)