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This course surveys major trends and developments in American Jewish history from the community's beginnings in the colonial period through the early twenty-first century. Students will become familiar with the leading personalities, events, movements and institutions...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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This is an introduction to the unique civilization that Jews built in the lands of Eastern Europe, a civilization from which nearly all American and European Jews and half of all Israeli Jews are descended, and which the Nazis devoted particular fury to destroying. The course will begin with the...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester B: February 27 - April 30

Biblical Hebrew provides an introductory experience in the language of the Bible for students who can decode (phonetically read) Hebrew.  The course focuses on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew's grammatical structures and constructs, including its elaborate root word system and its rich...

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Semester: Online Traditional Semester with live webinar sessions on Wednesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm EST ( August 22 to December 18)

Biblical Hebrew II Online picks up where Biblical Hebrew I leaves off.   Students will complete Volume 1 of the textbook, Biblical Hebrew Step by Step, with its focus on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew's grammatical structures, and constructs root word system and vocabulary.  They will then...

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Semester: Traditional 15 weeks- January 2 – April 16

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Hebrew II Online continues the format of twice-a-week live webinar sessions combined with follow-up reinforcement through a 24/7 website for individual learning and review. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will begin to read...

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Semester: Traditional 15 weeks– January 2 - April 16
Semester: Weekly on Sundays

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This course focuses on some of the major theological beliefs in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will be based primarily on comparing the 13 Principles of Faith of Maimonides, the Nicene Creed, and the Five Pillars of Islam, with a variety of later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester A: January 2- February 26

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This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We will study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to Judaism in the Modern Period. Together with a brief survey of Jewish history during this period, the course will concentrate on the religious and ideological challenges posed to Judaism by modernity and the range of Jewish responses, such as...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester A: January 2 – February 26

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Modern Jews have interpreted the Bible in ways that are radically new, under the impact of movements such as Reform Judaism and feminism, and events such as the Holocaust. Understanding these new approaches is a key to how modern Jews think about topics such as Israel and social justice. The...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester B: February 27 – April 30

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