The semester is starting. New students have arrived and the rest of the students will return in a couple of days.
Jewish and Israel Studies welcomes all of the students and offers an exciting line-up of courses and events.
Fall 2013 Courses in Jewish and Israel Studies at Wesleyan:
HIST247 Jewish History: From Biblical Israel to Diaspora Jews by Magda Teter
RELI201 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible by Elisha Russ-Fishbane
RELI233 The People of the Book: Jewish Cultures and Jewish Canons by Elisha Russ-Fishbane
Hebrew Language and Literature:
HEBR101: Elementary Hebrew I by Dalit Katz
HEBR201: Intermediate Hebrew I Dalit Katz
HEBR211: Hebrew Literature by Dalit Katz
ENGL351 Jews and Christians in Medieval England: Debate, Dialogue, and Destruction by Ruth Nisse
GOVT270 Comparative Politics of the Middle East by Marcie Patton
GOVT344 Religion and Politics by Nancy Schwartz
HIST263 Inside Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 by Erik Grimmer-Solem
Events in the Fall to look forward to:
September 24, Lawrence Baron, Jewish-non-Jewish Romances about Israel: From Ari to Zohan, 8 p.m Russell House
October 1, Maya Arad, A View From Abroad: Writing Hebrew literature in California,
8 pm, Russell House
October 13, Dror Burstein Why Aren’t There Any Dinosaurs in Israeli Literature?
8 pm at Russell House.
November 7, Ron Leshem, Israel as number One Exporter of TV Shows to Hollywood, 8 pm, Russell House.
SPECIAL EVENT: Conference: “Exercising Judgment in Ethics, Politics, and the Law: Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Fifty Years Later” September 26-28, 2013 http://arendt.conference.wesleyan.edu/