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Classes - Mondays

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     You’re probably familiar with the idea of God’s blessings, which are invoked daily in Jewish prayers and rituals. But chances are, you know less about God’s curses. Ground is cursed. Animals are cursed. Murderers, cheats (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

Faculty

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     The Maharal was perhaps the greatest intellectual figure produced by Central and Eastern European Jewry in the early Modern Era. He wrote an astoundingly large body of philosophic-theological works of great creativity that fired the (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     The period between the Bible and the early rabbis produced some of the most interesting, provocative and noteworthy books ever written by Jews. Part of the Apocrypha, or Pseudepigrapha, these texts preserve beliefs and customs (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-9pm
    April 24, 2017 - May 22, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     Paul Mazursky captured on film the very essence of what it meant to be a Jew in late-20th century New York. Through such iconic works as Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; Enemies: A (more…)

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  • Mondays | 7-9pm
    April 24, 2017 - May 22, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     FROM SHEPHERDS TO SHAMANS: ENTERING THE WORLD OF THE TALMUD THROUGH NARRATIVE The Talmud features countless stories of rabbis, wives, robbers, mystics, scholars, farmers and shepherds, among others. The rabbis themselves, the interlocutors of the (more…)

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  • Mondays | 12-1:30pm
    May 1, 2017 - June 12, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     Honey plays an outsize role in the imagery of Israel in the Bible, and sometimes is the focal point of pivotal turns in plot and character. This course juxtaposes the sweetness and the sting, focusing (more…)