Welcome Back!

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:

Gateway courses:

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

Elective Courses:

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/