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Moses, Akhenaten and the Troubled Birth of Monotheism (Online course)
3,370 years ago (give or take) marks the birth moment of the first one-god faith: Akhenaten's Atenism. It failed, but the second attempt ultimately gave birth to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. While Akhenaten leaves not a ripple in the sacred texts of today's monotheistic faiths, Moses is part of the bedrock.
Our course will explore the lives (and myths) surrounding both characters and introduce the two very different worlds in which they lived. It will also visit Alexandria around 300 BCE to discover how Akhenaten's faded memory may have fueled both hatred of Moses, and the Jews living there.
This is an online-only course provided through Adobe Connect distance learning services. You may view and participate in the sessions live online, or watch anytime through full video recording.
Cosponsored by JCC East Bay, Berkeley and Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 24, 31, June 7
$35 for seniors and students
|May 24||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
|May 31||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
|Jun 07||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
There is a parking garage on Bancroft between College and Bowdich, under the tennis courts. Parking is open to the public weekdays after 5pm and Sunday mornings until 2pm for $5.
Jehon Grist, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.