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Odesa: Jews in the Modern World (Coursera)

Apr 22nd 2024
Odesa: Jews in the Modern World (Coursera)
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In this course, Peter Kenez and Murray Baumgarten, both emeritus professors at UC Santa Cruz, tell the story of the Jews of the Black Sea port of Odesa. Kenez and Baumgarten include music, literature, and history in their analysis of a city like no other. The course is for [...]

The Holocaust - An Introduction (II): The Final Solution (Coursera)

The Holocaust was an inconceivable historical event, which forever robbed Western culture of its innocence. As civilized human beings, we fail to understand how events of such horror could have taken place, and how an idea so inhumanly warped could have spread like wildfire through an entire continent, instigating [...]

Coexistence in Medieval Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Coursera)

This course explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim intercultural relations in Iberia from the Visigothic era (6th century CE) until the creation of Queen Isabel I and King Ferdinand II Catholic Spain (late 15th century). We evaluate the many identities of the peninsula known as Christian Hispania, Jewish Sefarad, and [...]

Israel State and Society (Coursera)

Israel is a country that draws a lot of public attention around the globe. Nevertheless, both those who support Israel and those who are critical of its geopolitical standing and policies, usually have a very limited knowledge about the Israeli society and its political system. This course presents Israel [...]

The Final Solution to the Jewish Question (Coursera)

Apr 1st 2024
The Final Solution to the Jewish Question (Coursera)
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The "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" was the official code name used by Nazi German authorities for the planned annihilation of Jews during World War II. This course focuses on the origins, evolution, and implementation of this deadly operation which led to the murder of six million Jews [...]

In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: What Can Physical Manuscripts Tell Us about History? (edX)

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In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: What Can Physical Manuscripts Tell Us about History? (edX)
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This course is a case study of how a particular manuscript, a Jewish prayer book for high holidays, can provide historians with vital insights about Jewish communal life, the way a manuscript can help us map cultural change and continuity in the Middle Ages, and the history of the [...]

Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar (edX)

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Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar (edX)
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This course will situate a manuscript in the context of the world from which it was produced so that we better understand both. The Italian Renaissance was a time of scientific discovery and artistic revolution, it was also a time of world exploration, religious ferment, and technological changes such [...]

The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts (edX)

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The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts (edX)
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Learn about medieval Jewish medical training and thought by exploring and interpreting medical manuscripts. This mini-course is a general introduction to both to medieval medicine and to the value of using manuscripts. Professor Y. Tzvi Langermann presents a case study that builds from a unique 15th-century volume in which [...]

Judaism Through Its Scriptures (edX)

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Judaism Through Its Scriptures (edX)
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Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.

The Jewish Bible: Its History As A Physical Artifact (edX)

Can a book teach us more than just what is written inside of it? Beyond the words on a page, physical texts provide insights into the history, culture, and people of a time. One such text is the Jewish Bible, which has a physical history as storied and diasporic as that of the Jewish people.