JSOL Fall 2014

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Semester Dates: September 8, 2014 through January 16, 2015

Registration deadline August 15, 2014



BIBLE 282                             Capstone Course

Biblical Heroes and Heroines  (3-Credit Hours)

In-depth analysis of major personalities in the Biblical narrative, men and women, the nature of their roles and prescriptive ramifications through an analysis of text examined in light of classic and modern Jewish commentaries.  Study is augmented by relevant selections in Midrashic literature.  This course presumes reading proficiency in classic and Biblical Hebrew, and proficiency in major medieval commentaries.

Instructor:  Rabbi Dr.  Hertzel  Yitzhak


BIBLE 361                              Capstone Course

Issues and Analysis in Early Prophets I (3-Credit Hours)

Designed for the student proficient in oral and written Hebrew, this course entails a comparative analysis across the Tanach as a means of understanding the Early Prophets, and the exegetical methodology of the Midrash and the Rishonim. Focus on specific issues/problems in Neviim Rishonim. Focus on Judges, Samuel I & Samuel II.

Instructor:  Mrs. Kochava Yitzhak


HISTORY 106                        Capstone Course

Survey of Jewish History     (3-Credit Hours)

An overview of Jewish History from the Talmudic era until the present day. Focus on the writers and transmitters of Torah Sheb’al Peh – the guardians of Jewish learning and life after the Destruction of the Second Temple: Major personalities and events from the Tannaim through the Acharonim. Understanding the factors that ensured survival of peoplehood without sovereignty; the role of Divine Providence, and an understanding of Jewish historiography against the backdrop of world history and western civilization.


Instructor:  Mr. Jonathan Zisook

HISTORY 207                        Capstone Course

Jews in American History   (3-Credit Hours)


Survey of major Jewish personalities and contributions made to the development of American economy, culture and government. From anti-Semitism and assimilation to  cultural pluralism the development of American Jewish identity and political parity.

Instructor: Mrs. Alissa Zeffren

JEWISH LAW 234                        Capstone Course

The Land of Israel in the Halacha   (3-Credit Hours)

Examination of Mitzvot Hatluyot Ba'Aretz. Issues to be covered include Terumot uMaaserot, Shemita veYovel, the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael and the Mekomot Ha'Kedoshim,   halachic definitions of Eretz Yisrael, and the religious status of conquered territory

Instructor: Rabbi Dov Karoll

MATH 101

Intermediate Algebra   (3-Credit Hours)


Fundamentals of algebra. Real number system, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, and Cartesian coordinate system. 


Instructor:  TBA


General Psychology (3-Credit Hours)


Basic concepts and methods of psychology. Primary emphasis on the scientific study of human behavior and consciousness, with exploration of topics such as human development, personality, learning, thinking, perception, testing, mental health and pathology..


Instructor: TBA



Fundamentals of Composition  (3-Credit Hours)


Specific instruction and intensive practice of written expression. Study of the composing process, thesis construction, paragraph development, and essay structure with special attention to grammar and mechanics.


Instructor: TBA



Introduction to Sociology (3-Credit Hours)


Analysis of human societies, organizations and groups, and the interrelations of society, culture, and personality. Socialization, social interaction, social stratification, and social change are discussed.


Instructor:  TBA