Jewish Studies

Avi Rose
Mondays, February 7 - 28|1:30 - 3 p.m. ET

Over the last century, an astonishing assortment of ancient and Medieval Jewish art has been unearthed by archeologists and historians. These artifacts offer insight into how Jewish communities lived, how they perceived themselves and their relationship with the cultures that surrounded them.

Liat Alon
Thursdays, March 3 - 31 (no class March 17) |1:30 - 3 p.m. ET

Patriarchal, Traditional, Backward, Oppressive: These are some of the still common misconceptions about Middle Eastern societies – including Jews living in Middle Eastern countries.

Sarah Sager
Tuesdays, March 15 - April 5|1:30-3 p.m. ET

The women of the Bible are most often portrayed as supporting characters, if at all, even while they lived lives as dramatic and meaningful as their male counterparts. The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, lifts their narratives out of obscurity for exploration and evaluation.

Gila Silverman
Mondays, March 21 - April 11|1:30-3 p.m. ET

The Haggadah is one of the most published books in Jewish history. The thousands of different editions – and the artwork and commentaries they contain – provide a window into history, culture, geography, and the evolution of Jewish practice.