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This course focuses primarily on American Anti-Semitism since World War II, responses to it and  the impact of growing anti-Jewish violence both on Jewish identity and Judaism in the United States. Special consideration will be given to understanding Anti-Semitism in the wider history of...

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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 Fall 2019 Traditional (15 weeks) August 21- December 10

The issue of business ethics has been prominent in the news recently because several large American corporations have been accused of serious fraud violations. Jewish law contains a great deal of discussion concerning business practices and business ethics, and the current climate is an...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester A- January 8 to March 3, 2020

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All children of Nazi-occupied Europe, from those raised to fulfill the Aryan ideal to those targeted for destruction, were deeply impacted by Nazi ideology, the horrors of war, and genocidal goals. For students seeking to broaden their knowledge of Holocaust history and educators seeking age-...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester B- March 11 to May 5, 2020

This course focuses first on the history, structure, and meaning of the Sabbath liturgy in traditional Judaism, and then looks at the history, structure, and meaning of the Roman Catholic Mass in Christianity. Comparisons and contrasts will be studied between the two liturgies, as well as the...

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This course focuses on some of the major theological beliefs in both ancient Judaism and early Christianity. While the course will be based primarily on the Thirteen Principles of Faith of Maimonides as well as the Nicene Creed and basic dogmatic theology of early Christianity, a variety of...

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Judaism does not see Science and Religion as antithetical, but as two different spheres in harmony with one another. This course will examine the relationship between Judaism and Science from ancient times to today, including the following topics: Genesis and the Big Bang; Jewish observance and...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. The course focuses on the development of all language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students will learn the Hebrew Alphabet in the print form for reading and the cursive form for writing. They will...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 Traditional (15 weeks) August 21 – December 10

This course will continue the development of all language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The emphasis will be on comprehension of modern Hebrew poems and short stories through reading and class discussion. In addition, study of advanced grammar and syntax will include all...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 Traditional (15 weeks) August 21-December 10

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The three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all share a common belief in the sanctity and meaning of prayer, whether we pray in Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, or English. This course will focus on the structure and meaning of the Sabbath liturgy in Judaism, the Roman Catholic Mass in...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B –October 23 – December 17

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