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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: Shylock (edX)

An exploration of the magnetic and ambivalent character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. In the first act of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice , the Jewish moneylender Shylock proposes a “merry sport” to the merchant Antonio: he will lend Antonio the money he needs [...]
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Teaching the Holocaust: Innovative Approaches to the Challenges We Face (FutureLearn)

Explore history, delve into pedagogical challenges revealed by research, and find practical solutions for teaching the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the murder of approximately 6 million Jews perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. That this atrocity proved possible raises many complex questions which remain relevant for young people [...]
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Jewish Diaspora in Modern China (Coursera)

Apr 30th 2018
Jewish Diaspora in Modern China (Coursera)
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Jewish Diaspora in China is a unique experience for world Jewry, as China is the only country in Far East that has had Jews living in its society for over 1,000 years. Documentary evidence shows that Jews started to live in China no later than the Tang Dynasty (618–907). [...]
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The Qur'an Between Judaism and Christianity (FutureLearn)

Jan 15th 2018
The Qur'an Between Judaism and Christianity (FutureLearn)
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The relationship of the Qur'an with the Jewish and the Christian tradition teaches us much about Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This online course will illustrate how the Qur’an situates itself as part of, and as a correction to, the religious discourse of the Jewish and Christian communities of Late [...]
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Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Burgos (Spain) (edX)

Explore the medieval city of Burgos (Spain) and assess its history of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious and cultural coexistence. This history course delves into the medieval history of the city of Burgos, from its inception in 884 c.e. as the homeland of the Spanish Kingdom of Castile and [...]
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Judaism Through Its Scriptures (edX)

Aug 2nd 2016
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.
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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 [...]
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