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This course will first briefly examine the roots of anti-Jewish teachings in Christianity and then will focus on the Roman Catholic Church and the role of Pope Pius XII in the Holocaust. We will then examine the anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther and their influence on the German Protestant...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

In this course we will view and discuss films that have attempted, through a variety of approaches and techniques, to grapple with the Holocaust and related issues of genocide. We will begin with films made in the immediate postwar period and end with contemporary films. We will examine what...

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Semester: Summer Institute on Campus: July 15 – July 20, 2018

This seminar is designed to give a sociological overview of the contemporary Jewish family in the context of Jewish history and tradition. The traditional Jewish family, the "Non-traditional" Jewish family, the role of both single and dual career families, the impact of divorce, and devising a...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

The Talmud is not only a compendium of Jewish law, it is essentially case law.  This means that the legal code was not voted on by a group of law-makers but that it grew out of the rulings of individual rabbinic judges as they weighted the merits of real cases and compared them to the...

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Semester: Weekly on Sundays

Sports is in many ways a reflection of society.  In this course we will explore the ways that immigrant Jews at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century used popular sports (especially baseball) to help them gain a foothold in American society.  We will also...

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Semester: Weekly on Sundays

During the Holocaust, assistance from gentiles often meant the difference between life and death for Jews in occupied Europe. Those who provided aid to Jews risked the possibility of imprisonment or even death. So what motivated gentiles to take such risks and rescue their Jewish neighbors and...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

During the Holocaust, assistance from gentiles often meant the difference between life and death for Jews in occupied Europe. Those who provided aid to Jews risked the possibility of imprisonment or even death. So what motivated gentiles to take such risks and rescue their Jewish neighbors and...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 – June 18, 2018

This course will deal with the foundations of the nonprofit organization in U.S. tax law as well as the associated questions of governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the governing board.  The focus of instruction will be on the operating nonprofit organization and its relationships with...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 to June 18

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Child welfare rules created during the 1970's have not kept pace with our changing society. Education is an essential component of the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect and to reduce the consequences to abused and neglected children. This course will present up to date information from...

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Semester: January 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27

Genocide owes much of its perceived legitimacy to professionals who provide seemingly “reasonable” ideological, intellectual, scientific, religious, economic, and legal justifications for the destruction of a specific group. The Nazis’ use of eugenics as applied “science” is a prime example of...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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