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This course covers the period from the Nazi rise to power in Germany in 1933 to the end of World War II. The focus of the course is the Nazi murder of nearly 6 million Jews, but we will also set these events within the larger context of the mass murder of 14 million non-combatants by the Nazis...

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Semester: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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

This course will survey the history and present state of the Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jewish communities apart from the United States.

Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

This course will survey the history and present state of the Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jewish communities apart from the United States.

Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

This course will survey the history and present state of the Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jewish communities apart from the United States.

Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

Diplomats like Sousa Mendes and Sugihara, doctors, nurses, social workers, farmers, and others risked their lives to save Jews during the Shoah. Why did seemingly ordinary people risk their lives and often the lives of their families to help Jews who frequently were total strangers–while others...

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Semester: Spring 2019A: January 2 – February 26, 2019

This class examines the religious and political roles of Muslims during the Holocaust.  We will analyze how and why Muslims were implicated in the Holocaust, the condition of the Arab world under colonialism and Muslim stories of Jewish rescue.  We will look at the geographic areas of Palestine...

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Semester: Spring 2019B: February 27 – April 30, 2019

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

The application of theory and experience necessary to change the culture of schools, including the balance of internal and external influences. ( PK-12 track)

Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

Most supplementary schools officially welcome children of interfaith families today- but what does it really mean to be welcoming & inclusive? Religious school teachers of children of interfaith families st& at the intersection of Jewish communal beliefs & values & the complex...

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