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ACADEMIC CALENDAR –Fall 2013

October 1               Fall 2013 Classes Begin

October 16              End of Add/Drop Period (No W)

Nov. 27-30               Chanuka/Thanksgiving Break – No Classes

Nov. 26                    Last Day to Withdraw

Jan 16, 2014           Last Day of Fall Semester

 

 Below please find the required texts for Fall 2013

BIBLE 282

Biblical Heroes and Heroines

Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Hertzel Yitzhak

No required outside text, all materials will be provided by the instructor

 

HISTORY 303

The Holocaust

 Instructor: Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

  1.  The War Against the Jews, Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Bantam Books, 1975 (ISBN-10: 003013661X)
  2. The Holocaust, Martin Gilbert, Henry Holt, 1985 (ISBN-10: 0030624169)
  3. A History of the Jews in the Modern World, Howard M. Sachar, Knopf, 2005 (ISBN-10: 0375414975)

 HISTORY 207

Jews in American History

  Instructor: Mrs. Alissa Zeffren

  1. American Judaism, Jonathan D. Sarna, Yale University Press, 2004. (ISBN-10: 030010197X)
  2. The American Jewish Experience, Jonathan D. Sarna, Holmes & Meier, 1997. (ISBN-10: 0841913765)
     

HISTORY 332

History of Zionism

Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein

  1. Israel: A HistoryAnita Shapira, Brandeis, 2012. (ISBN-10: 1611683521)
  2. The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise Of Modern Israel, Leslie Stein, Praeger, 2003. (ISBN-10: 027597815x)


HISTORY 232

Women and Jewish History

 Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein

  1. Memoirs of Glukel of Hameln, Hameln, Glukel of, Schocken Books, 1977. (ISBN: 0-8052-0572-1)
  2. Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, Baskin, Judith R., Wayne State University Press, 1991. Second Edition. (ISBN: 0-8143-2713-3)
  3. RememberingsWengeroff, Pauline., University of Maryland Press, 2000. (ISBN: 188305361-7)
  4. Rachel Calof’s StoryCalof, Rachel, Indiana University Press, 1995. (ISBN: 0-253-20986-2)

JEWISH LAW 234

The Land of Israel in the Halacha

Instructor: Rabbi Dov Karoll

No required outside text, all materials will be provided by the instructor


Rabbi TellerShabbos of Chizuk has been dedicated in memory of HaRav Zvi Menachem Teller ZT"L, an influential and inspiring figure in our Yeshiva for 31 years.  To his many talmidim Rabbi Teller was a dedicated teacher of Torah, a voice of encouragement and a role model of piety and middos tovos. To his fellow rebbeim he was a wise colleague, a mentor and a cherished friend.To all who encountered him he was an example of a true talmid chochom, a person to be admired and emulated.  Rabbi Teller's first role in the Yeshiva was that of High School principal. His fine character and gentle nature endeared him to the bo-churim. Subsequently, he assumed the position of Maggid Shiur - Rosh Yeshiva in the Beis Midrash.  

It was here that he began a fruitful career of educating and shaping the minds of hundreds of talmidim who studied under him. His deliberate methodology in teaching Gemora coupled with his talent for explaining even the most difficult concepts, allowed his students to progress steadily in their studies and prepare for a lifetime of productive Torah learning.  His devotion to the specific needs of each talmid was legendary; their spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing were his highest priority.  Our Yeshiva is fortunate to have had the opportunity for more than three decades to learn from and be inspired by Rabbi Teller.  May his memory inspire us all to grow as B'nei Torah and strive to meet our spiritual potential.  

Please click here to register for Shabbos Lunch at Cong. KINS


RESCUE AND RENEWAL

The Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection of Hebrew Theological College


Group PictureIn the fall of 1950, Hebrew Theological College (HTC) Librarian, Mrs. Leah Mishkin, a"h, received several large crates filled with Jewish ceremonial objects and religious texts. More crates would arrive over the next few years until, ultimately, Mrs. Mishkin became custodian of over sixty objects and thousands of books, entrusted to HTC by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. (JCR). The U.S. State Department vested authority in JCR for the identification and redistribution of "heirless" Jewish cultural property found in the U.S. Occupied Sector of Germany. All told, JCR took custody from the American Military of 500,000 books, 1,000 Sifrei Torah, and 17,000 objects, for which no claims had been filed and no heirs could be determined. The activities of JCR reflected an effort to salvage what remained of a vast intellectual and cultural world and to link the lost communities of Europe to the rest of the Jewish world as an act of preservation and remembrance. The sixty treasured artifacts placed in the care of Hebrew Theological College are now on loan to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, displayed in their Feis Family Lobby. 


The ceremony opening the exhibit began with greetings from Richard S. Hirschhaut, Executive Director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, Chancellor of HTC. The keynote address was given by Grace Cohen Grossman, who served as Senior Curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA for three decades. Also present was Marguerite Mishkin, daughter of Leah, a"h, and Rabbi Dr. Leonard C. Mishkin, z"l.

The exhibition is sponsored by Judy and Albert Milstein and family in memory of his parents Ruth and Sam Milstein, a"h, who were Holocaust survivors.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection






Photo credits:  Ron Gould Studios 

ht 1On Tuesday, May 21, sixteen Fasman Yeshiva High School students, enrolled in the Honors Writer's Workshop class, presented original illustrated children's books to first graders at Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School.

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Their stories all presented some kind of morality lesson or question which could lead to further discussion. After reading their stories, our students led a drawing activity where the first graders added a little bit to the end of the stories. "Our students overcame some nerves and did an awesome job! The first graders loved it. The Hillel Torah teachers gushed and snapped a million pictures," said Mr. Peter Gobel, FYHS Associate Principal for General Studies. 

FYHS thanks Hillel Torah's Principals, faculty, and staff for extending this unique opportunity to our students.

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