Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Jewish Ethics and Foreign Policy

JEWISH ETHICS AND FOREIGN POLICY Dates: November 7; December 5; January 2; February 6; March 6; April 3 Time: 12:15pm – 1:30pm In absorbing and understanding the flood of world events, one of the most vexing and hotly-debated topics is what our role should be. How much of a moral stake do we have in what happens far from us, events … Read more

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 4

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 4 Part 4 of 4-Part Seminar Series A four-week course exploring the history of Jewish life in the Near and Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the State of Israel. Taught by Dr. Alan Verskin of the University of Rhode Island. Enrollment for all four weeks is … Read more

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 3

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 3 Part 3 of 4-Part Seminar Series A four-week course exploring the history of Jewish life in the Near and Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the State of Israel. Taught by Dr. Alan Verskin of the University of Rhode Island. Enrollment for all four weeks is … Read more

A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor?

A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor? Studying CAJS Rare MS 382 Professor Hollender will explore a single 13th-century liturgical manuscript, CAJS MS 382, to reveal how the material study of a seemingly ordinary manuscript can shed light on medieval Jewish liturgical practice. Medieval liturgical manuscripts have been studied because of their outstanding features, such … Read more

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 2

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 2 Part 2 of 4-Part Seminar Series A four-week course exploring the history of Jewish life in the Near and Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the State of Israel. Taught by Dr. Alan Verskin of the University of Rhode Island. Enrollment for all four weeks is … Read more

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 1

The Jews of Islamic Lands, Pt. 1 Part 1 of 4-Part Seminar Series A four-week course exploring the history of Jewish life in the Near and Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the State of Israel. Taught by Dr. Alan Verskin of the University of Rhode Island. Enrollment for all four weeks is … Read more

Jewish Ethics and Foreign Policy

JEWISH ETHICS AND FOREIGN POLICY Dates: November 7; December 5; January 2; February 6; March 6; April 3 Time: 12:15pm – 1:30pm In absorbing and understanding the flood of world events, one of the most vexing and hotly-debated topics is what our role should be. How much of a moral stake do we have in what happens far from us, events … Read more