JSOL SPRING 2014

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Semester Dates: February 3, 2014-June 12, 2014

Registration deadline January 18, 2014

 

BIBLE 282                             Capstone Course

Biblical Heroes and Heroines

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

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 314                        Capstone Course

Spanish Jewry in the Middle Ages

The history of the Jews in Spain until the fifteenth century. The contributions of Jews in the fields of halacha, politics, science, economics and literature of Spanish culture utilizing the works of great  personalities such as Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Menahem ibn Saruk, Dunash ibn Labrat, Samuel HaNagid, Alfasi, Shlomo ibn Gabirol, Judah HaLevy, Abraham ibn Ezra, Maimonides, and others. Muslim Spain and Christian advance.

 

Instructor:  Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

 

HISTORY 232                              Capstone Course

Women and Jewish History

Exemplars and ordinary women from the late middle ages, their social roles and contributions to Jewish life and culture. Examination of the modern historian's tools and sources for discovering the forgotten heroines of the past.

Instructor:  Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein

 












JSOL Fall 2013 SEMESTER

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Course dates: October 1, 2013 through January 16, 2014

"*" next to the course title indicates the course qualifies as a "Capstone Course." 

BIBLE 282

Biblical Heroes and Heroines*

 

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

 

HISTORY 303

The Holocaust*

 

A study of the Shoah, and the historical antecedents that culminated in the systematic destruction of European Jewry. Topics to be discussed: Jewish communal life in Eastern Europe between the two world wars (1914-1940), State and Church sponsored anti-Semitism post emancipation; the rise of Nazism, unholy alliances in the persecution of European Jewry.

 

Instructor: Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

 

 HISTORY 207

Jews in American History*

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

HISTORY 332

History of Zionism*

Overview of the transformation of Religious Zionism as a quest for the return to the Holy Land and the restoration of a Biblical theocracy to a political nationalist movement. Restoration of the Biblical theocratic concept within the framework of a political nationalism movement.

Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein

HISTORY 232

Women and Jewish History*

Exemplars and ordinary women from the late middle ages, their social roles and contributions to Jewish life and culture. Examination of the modern historian's tools and sources for discovering the forgotten heroines of the past.

Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein

JEWISH LAW 234

The Land of Israel in the Halacha*

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

HISTORY 243

Advanced History of the Oral Law*

A advanced and detailed analysis of the authority and structure of the Torah She'bal Peh in its varied formulations including Mishnah, Gemarah, Responsa and Codes. Bibliography of the masters of Mesorah throughout the generations

Instructor: Rabbi Naphtali Hoff


MATH 101

Intermediate Algebra

 

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

 

Instructor:TBA

 

SOCIOLOGY 101

Introduction to Sociology

 

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

 

PSYCHOLOGY 101

General Psychology

 

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

 

ENGLISH 101

Fundamentals of Composition

 

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