Jewish Studies

Sarah Sager
Wednesdays, October 21 - November 11|1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

The intersection of Jewish and popular music culture has been an exceedingly rich and productive encounter. Is it Jewish? Is it American? Can we claim the voices of such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, and a host of others?

This seminar-style course has limited enrollment to allow small group discussion.

Ravenel Richardson
Wednesdays, October 28-November 18|11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Brian Amkraut
Tuesdays, November 10 - December 1|7-8:30 p.m. EST
Larry Josefovitz
Wednesdays, February 3-24|1-3 p.m. ET

The core repertoire of Verdi and Wagner owes much to the works of their great predecessors. Wagner sought Meyerbeer's influence, emulated him, and later reviled him in his essay, Judaism in Music. His admiration for Halevy's 1835 opera La Juive (The Jewess) however, was lifelong.

Steven Windmueller
Thursdays, March 4-25|7-8 p.m. ET

Join Steven Windmueller for a look at American Jewish behavior in reaction to our country in crisis.