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Current courses by topic: History

12 courses in 2 subcategories:

Ancient and Medieval History (6 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Angels in the Bible, and Beyond

L310-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

Whether you believe in them or not, angels play a critical role in Western religion. Our course will translate, analyze and discuss key passages from the Hebrew Bible that inform our understanding of the identity ...

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Back to the Prophets: The Books of I and II Kings: Elijah The Prophet

T106A-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 09/20/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Fall, one of Israel’s greatest and most storied prophets, Eliyahu HaNavi, steps to the fore. The last section of I Kings and the start of II Kings focus on the myriad exploits of this ...

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from ancient Israel to the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits" informative introductions to 120 sites in Israel ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers six hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/16/2018 Location: Congregation Emanu-El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/25/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

Modern History (6 courses)

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Black Power, Jewish Politics: Marc Dollinger and Ilana Kaufman in Conversation

T300-TS Instructors: Dollinger Starting: 10/04/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

In his recent book Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s, Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years ...

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from ancient Israel to the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits" informative introductions to 120 sites in Israel ...

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Floodtide: Europe and its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis

H350-CBT Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/10/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

The recent migration of about 1.5 million mostly Muslim refugees has convulsed the continent and its Jewish communities as nothing since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We will examine the prospects for Europe and ...

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The Day the Holocaust Began

H300-BE Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/11/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime, its cataclysmic consequences, and its lessons for our own day.

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The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews

H250-RGP Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/09/2018 Location: Rhoda Goldman Plaza

A center of Orthodoxy, Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater, the lively neighborhood was the hub of local Yiddish-speaking culture for decades. It was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers six hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...