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AMUDIM


B.A. In Jewish Studies In Place


At its meeting in January, 1990, the
Board of Regents voted to implement
the B.A. degree program in Jewish
Studies at the University of Florida. All
the efforts of the Center's faculty and
administration over the past few years
to consolidate the undergraduate
program in Jewish Studies have come
to fruition. The program continues to
develop in the numbers of students
interested in the Certificate and the
Major and in the variety of course
offerings.


Some items of interest:

Five students graduated in 1989-90
with a degree in Jewish Studies. Two
more will graduate in December 1990.
Half of these graduates have gone on to
advanced study or career opportunities
in Jewish frameworks.


The 1989-90 lecture series on
"Perspectives on American Judaism"
was well received. The public lectures
by Steven Cohen, Deborah Dash
Moore, Jonathan Sarna and Charles
Silberman attracted over 600 attendees.
The lecturers also met with members of
the Association of Students in Jewish
Studies and faculty to discuss their
respective research and current issues in
the area of American Judaism.

After a year's leave on a National
Endowment for the Humanities
fellowship, Prof. Daniel Schroeter has
begun teaching courses in Jewish
History. These include "Jewish
History: From Classical Times to
1700" and Modern Jewish History:
1700-Present." In Fall, 1990, he is
taught a course on "Israel and the
Middle East."


Dr Warren Bargad, Mr. Charles Sbhein an. Bessie Proctor and Dr. Samuel Proctor on the occasion of
Dr. Proctor being presented the Elie Wiesel Distinguished Service Award.


Currently there are 25 students
majoring in Jewish Studies. This figure
is emerging as the annual average. An
additional 35 students are in the process
of completing the Certificate (minor) in
Jewish Studies.

The Hebrew program has been
expanded to the fourth-year level, with
Prof. Avraham Balaban teaching
"Readings in Modern Hebrew Liter-
ature."
(continued p. 7)



Jewish Studies Instructional Staff
1990-92


Warren Bargad, Director (Modem Hebrew
Language and Literature)
Avraham Balaban (Modern Hebrew Language
and Literature)
Dora Friedman (Hebrew)
Andrew Gordon (American Jewish Literature)
Howard Greenstein (Adjunct Lecturer: The
American Jewish Experience; The Holocaust
and Its Roots)
Sheldon Isenberg (Jewish Mysticism; Classical
and Moder Judaism; Women in Judaism)
Allan Lehmann (Adjunct Lecturer: Classic
Jewish Texts)
Barry Mesch (On leave)
James Mueller (Hebrew Scriptures)
Melvyn New (The Modem Jewish Novel)
Harry Paul (History of the Jews of France)
George Pozzetta (Immigration and Ethnicit> in
American History)
Daniel Schroeter (Jewish History)
Harold StJhmer (Moder Jewish Philoophles)
Kenneth Wald (On leave)






"Perspectives on
American Judaism"


Hn Fall, 1989, and Spring, 1990, the
Center for Jewish Studies presented a
series of four lectures and discussions
based on the topic "Perspectives on
American Judaism." The lecturers, all
renowned scholars in their respective
fields, were Prof. Steven M. Cohen of
Queens College, Prof. Deborah Dash
Moore of Vassar College, Prof.
Jonathan Sara of Brandeis University,
and Mr. Charles Silberman, an
independent scholar, author and
lecturer.

iTrof. Cohen opened the series with a
presentation on "American Judaism and
the Crisis of Modernity." Addressing
the dichotomous Jewish question of
assimilation into American society
versus maintenance of Jewish trad-
itions, Prof. Cohen argued that while
change is apparent, there is a general
stability in Jewish life through the
generations. According to Prof. Cohen,
the upper half of the Jewish community
is doing better than ever before. He
points to the increase in political
influence, the growth of Jewish faculty
and Jewish scholarship, the revival of
Orthodoxy, and an increased involve-
ment with Israel as indicators of the
upper-half's strength. Younger Jews,
on the other hand, appear less Je ish,
but once they mary, Prof. Cohen hold.,,
they do as well or better than their
elders.

i 'rof. Moore's talk was entitled "The
Making of Jewish Miami: Jewish
Migration in the Post-War Decades."
From 1940 to 1960 the Jewish
population in Miami doubled every five
years. According to Prof. Moore,
Jewish soldiers stationed in Miami
during WW II found the city attractive
and accessible and often chose to re-
main there. As the Jewish population
grew, so did their influence


and involvement in politics, art and
culture. Still, the organization and
heritage of Miami Jews are linked very
strongly to the Northeast. Prof. Moore
maintains that it will be the
responsibility of each successive
generation to establish and develop
their own unique heritage.

Prof. Sarna spoke on "The Struggle
to Preserve American Judaism: 19th
Century Strategies and Their 20th
Century Implications." As Prof. Sarna
noted, in 1825 American Judaism
moved from synagogue communities to
a community of .)nagogues. By 1860,
the main contours of American Judaism
were already in place. Since then the
strategy of denominationalism within
Judaism has remained basically intact.
Prof. Sara pointed out, however, that
denominationalism is not what Judaism
is about but what America is about.
While there is no agreement over which
of the three strategies, Orthodox,
Conservative or Reform, works best,
the motivation of all three must be the
preservation of American Jewry.

[ .'1lr. Silberman provided an incisive
climax to the series with his lecture
entitled, "Will Our Grandchildren be
Jewish?-The Future of the American
Jewish Community." In the past,
according to Mr. Silberman, one
became a Jew by birth; it was a matter
of fate over choice. Today, however,
the covenant is voluntary. Judaism is an
option rather than fate for this
generation. The openness of American
society presents the duality of making it
easier to surrender Judaism while also
allowing the Jew of today little
discomfort in remaining Jewish.
Because of this, Judaism has become a
"participant sport" and each Jew will
have to take decisive action to remain
Jewish.


T hanks are due to the Gary R.
Gerson Endowment and to the co-
sponsors of the series: the Humanities
Council, the Gainesville Jewish Appeal,
the Departments of Sociology, History,
and Religion, the Breier Visiting Fellow
Program and the Arthur and Violette
Kahn Visiting Scholar Endowment.


The Gary R. Gerson
Visiting Professorship
in Jewish Studies


Gary and Niety Gerson of Miami
have made a second $100,000 gift to
the Center for Jewish Studies to
establish the Gerson Visiting
Professorship in Jewish Studies. The
Gary R. Gerson Lecture Series
Endowment has allowed the Center to
bring to the University of Florida
distinguished speakers such as Prof.
Arthur Green, Prof. Mark Cohen, and
the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Winner,
Elie Wiesel. Their most recent gift will
allow the Center for Jewish Studies to
bring to the UF campus renowned
scholars in Jewish Studies both as guest
lecturers and as Visiting Professors.

Mr. Gerson, Managing Partner of the
C.P.A. firm Gerson, Preston &
Company, and his wife are long-time
supporters of the Center for Jewish
Studies. When coupled with the State
of Florida Matching Gifts Program the
Gerson gifts have now reached a total
of $250,000.







Rich Endowment in Holocaust Studies

On Nlarch 27, a luncheon was held in
the President's Dining Room at the
University of Florida to celebrate the
establishment of the Harry Rich
Visiting Professorship Endowment in
Holocaust Studies in The Center for
Jewish Studies. The Endowment was
established through the Harry Rich
Family Foundation of Miami by David
Rich, a 1960 UF Business
Administration Graduate.

Harry Rich, founder of Florida
Carpets Corporation, was present at the
luncheon and spoke movingly about the
ethnic strife and violence he had seen as Presentation of a plaque commemorating the Harry Rich Endowment in Holocaust Studies- L-R: Dr
a child during World War I and of the Samuel Proctor; Dr Warren Bai uad. Harry Rich, Dean It laid Harrison, David Rich, Nan Rich.
murder of his siblings in the Holocaust.


The Harry Rich Visiting Profes-
sorship Endowment in Holocaust


Studies will enable the Center
periodically to offer a course on the
Holocaust, to invite prominent scholars


to lecture on Holocaust topics and to
schedule adjunct programming such as
film series, colloquia, and conferences.


Dr. Samuel Proctor Awarded Elie
Wiesel Distinguished
Service Award

Dr. Samuel Proctor, Distinguished
Service Professor of History at UF, and
Mr. Charles Silberman, journalist-
scholar and author of A Certain People:
American Jews and Their Lives Today,
were honored at a dinner sponsored by
the Center for Jewish Studies on March
7 at the Heritage Club.

Dr. Warren Bargad presented Dr.
Proctor with a plaque commemorating
Dr. Proctor's being awarded the Center
for Jewish Studies' first Elie Wiesel
Distinguished Service Award. He
noted that Dr. Proctor's selfless
dedication and extensive fund-raising
efforts were instrumental in revitalizing
the Center in the 1980's.


Accolades were offered by several UF
faculty members including Dr. Sheila
Dickison, Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, and Dr. Michael Gannon,
Professor of History and Director of the
Institute for Early Contact Period
Studies. Mr. Silberman also spoke,
commenting upon the type of role
model that Dr. Proctor epitomizes in the
annuals of American Judaism.

1989-90 Graduates in Jewish
Studies

Five majors in Jewish Studies have
graduated since December 1989:
Hillary Gordon. Heidi Barron, Steven
Elliot, Elissa Rudd, and Dyan
Weissman. Our apologies to Jess
Dolgin who should have been
recognized in an earlier edition of
AMU DIM as the first recipient of a
Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies. Mr.
Dolgin received his degree in 1988.


Certificates Awarded 1989-90

Seven students were awarded the
Certificate in Jewish Studies in June
1990: Joseph Adir, Karen Kaplan,
Scott Erker, Laura Karlan, Stacie Smith,
Robert Wolf, and Robert Singer.



1990 Bnai Zion Award

Ms. Shira Friedman of Gainesville,
Florida, received the 1990 Bnai Zion
Award for Excellence in Hebrew. The
award is made by the Bnai Zion
Foundation of New York.




The Center for Jewish Studies
mourns its benefactor
Violette Kahn
wife of Arthur Kahn ('38) of Miami


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Price


Library


Review of 1989/90
Among the highlights of the past year
are the relocation of the Price Library of
Judaica and the special allocation of
lottery money for library enrichment
purchases. In March of 1990. the
cataloged portion of the collection,
numbering some 38,000 volumes,
moved to stack level "E" in the
Smathers Library (Library East), with
the reading room, reference collection,
and staff offices now sharing space with
the Latin American Collection on the
fourth floor of Smathers. In addition to
gaining much needed space for shelving
a growing collection, another major
benefit has been the increase in hours
the Judaica Library's circulating
holdings are now available in the "open
stacks" of the Smathers Library. This
move of the collection will provide a
few more years of growth space until a
new library facility, now in the
conceptual stage for construction
behind Library West, is completed.

With the separate Judaica and Latin
American collections sharing three
entire stack levels housing well over
200,000 volumes, many of them scarce
and fragile, plans are now underway for
staffing a single circulation desk and for
providing better security through
controlled patron access to the book
stacks.


The Price Library of Judaica, the
largest collection of Judaica and
Hebraica in the southeast United States,
received substantial and greatly
appreciated budgetary support from
lottery funds allocated by the state
legislature in 1989 to the UF Libraries.
With this supplemental funding,
microform collections of major Jewish
newspapers were acquired: Jewish
Chronicle (London, 1841-1988),
Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem, 1950-1988),
and ha-Arets (Tel-Aviv, 1976-1988).
These important primary sources
provide valuable documentary evidence
of Jewish communal life and literary
activity in three national Jewish
population centers. In addition to
serving the specialized research needs
of students and faculty linked to the
Center for Jewish Studies, the non-
Hebrew titles can also be of enormous
value to students of European ethnic
relations, modern European history, or
Middle Eastern affairs.





In addition to these newspaper files,
another major acquisition was the
Collective Catalogue of Hebrew
Manuscripts, an undertaking of the
Jewish National and University
Library's Institute of Microfilmed
Hebrew Manuscripts. This ambitious
project attempts to identify and locate
all extant Hebrew manuscripts, with
coverage provided here for 262,500
items in some 700 collections through-
out the world. By consulting the


Catalogue, researchers now have
bibliographic access to the microfilms
of these manuscripts held by the
Institute in Jerusalem.


Acquisitions from around the world
continue to arrive on the library's
doorstep. In addition to systematic
purchases from Israel and the
publishing centers of Europe as
resources permit, the Price Library
strives to acquire the most


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of


worthy commercially published Judaica
released in ever-increasing quantities by
American publishing houses. Out-of-
print works, including elusive foreign-
language materials (Jewish community
histories and memorial books, for
instance) are also acquired as buying
opportunities arise. The Price Library's
collection of yizkor (memorial) books
for extinguished European commun-
ities now exceeds 400 titles and is
augmented, from time to time, through
purchases from Israeli sources
specializing in this material.
Pamphlets, newsletters, synagogue
histories, and demographic reports are
solicited whenever the Jewish Studies
Bibliographer learns of their existence.
Uncommon materials from faraway


places such as Panama or Australia are
routinely requested and received on a
complimentary basis. Experience has
demonstrated that it is typically easier
to learn about a newly released volume
of Jewish interest published in
Jerusalem than it is to identify a new
synagogue history published by a
congregation in Florida!





Two extraordinary gifts received this
past year are especially worthy of
mention here. One is the generous
library endowment created created by
Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Kohn in honor of
Stewart's father, Harry Kohn, of Miami
Beach. A major acquisition of books
and sheet music came to the Price
Library from the collection of Mordecai
Yardeini (Miami Beach). Through the
conscientious efforts of Mr. Stanley
Kaplan, the attorney responsible for the
estate of Yardeini's widow, Nina
Rosenberg-Yardeini, Robert Singerman
was given the opportunity to select for
the UF Libraries some 200 titles, high-
lighted by numerous Soviet editions of
Yiddish literature together with
relatively modern by seldom
encountered imprints in Yiddish from
Bucharest, Warsaw, Mexico City,
Buenos Aires, etc. American Yiddish
books from the 1930s and 1940s, often
privately published and autographed by
their authors, were also retrieved.
Jewish music was quite well
represented in the collection, especially
by published and unpublished scores,


compositions, and albums, owing to Mr.
Yardeini's career as a composer of
synagogue music and a cantor.


There is no more appropriate way to
honor a loved one or friend, a professor,
or an organization than with books
placed in an important library. Books
hold and dispense the wisdom of the
past, cultivate the wisdom of the
present, and prepare for the wisdom of
the future. As with any academic
enterprise, the Price Library looks to
private donors for continuing support.
Such gifts help to expand the Library's
collections and to maintain its stature as
a major research library.

For more information on the Price
Library of Judaica collection and gift
opportunities, contact Robert
Singerman, Price Library of Judaica,
406 Library East, University of Florida
Libraries, Gainesville, FL 32611, or
phone (904) 392-0308.


Judaica






Study Abroad Update


The Center for Jewish Studies is
affiliated with Study Abroad programs
at three major universities in Israel:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel
Aviv University and Haifa University.
Each university offers the student a
unique academic experience while
pro iding fully transferable credits that
can be used to meet requirements in
Hebrew Language. Humanities, or any
number of major.. and minors.

All three universities offer full-year
and semester programs. The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
University also offer regular Summer
programs. Since 1988, over 20 students
from UF have participated in the Study
Abroad program in Israel. Of these, 14
have received partial financial aid
through the Kolko Memorial Scholar-
ship fund, a fund established in the
Center for Jewish Studies by Dr. Louis
Cohen. Professor Emeritus of Clinical
Psychology at UF, and his nephews,
Philip Kolko and Philip E. Kubzansky,
in memory of Prof. Cohen's late uncles,
Philip and David Kolko.

There are currently four students in
Israel participating in the Study Abroad
Program: Gwynn Kessler (Political
Science and Jewish Studies), Robin
Levenston, Daniel Reimer (History) and
Caren Ridge (Jewish Studies). Laurie
Schneider (Psychology) will be
attending Hebrew University in Spring,
1991.

Information about the Study Abroad
program and application forms are
available from Dr. Bargad.


Warren Bargad, Director, Center for
Jewish Studies, published "Poems of
Saul: A Semiotic Approach" in
Prooftexrs, Vol. 10 (1990). The article
discusses the social, cultural, and
political background to poems of King
Saul by Amir Gilboa. Yehuda Amichai,
Natan Zach, and Meir Wieseltier. He is
currently completing a study of the
works of Amir Gilboa. In December,
1990, he chairs a session on Hebrew
poetry at the Annual Conference of the
Association for Jewish Studies in
Boston

Abraham Balaban's book of poems
"The Right Warmth" is scheduled for
publication in December, 1990. A
manuscript entitled "Mr. Molkho: An
Examination of A.B. Yehoshua's
Molkho and Mr. Mani" has been ac-
cepted for publication by Hakibbutz
Hameuhad for the series Essay/Study
/Interpretation. He is currently revising
his Hebrew book Between God and
Beast An Interpretation of the Prose of
Amos Oz for a volume in English
entitled The Fiction of Amos Oz.

James R. Mueller has completed the
revision of the annotations for the
Apocrypha for the Oxford Study
Edition of the Revised English Bible.
Dr. Mueller is also one of the three
general editors for the revision. In
November. 1990, he chaired a session at
the American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature meeting
in New Orleans on "The
Pseudepigrapha." He has also
contributed to a new, soon to be
published edition of the Dead Sea
Scrolls.

Robert Singerman, Jewish Studies
Bibliographer, Price Library of Judaica,
is currently serving as Coordinator for
the Association of Jewish Libraries Job
Clearinghouse. From June 1988 to June
1990 he served as President of the


Association of Jewish Libraries,
Research and Special Library division.
Mr. Singerman recently published
Judaica Americana: A Bibliographl of
Publications to 1900.

Harold Stahmer published "'Franz
Rosenzweig's Letters to Margrit
Rosenstock-Huessy, 1917-1922" in
Volume XXXIV of the Year Book of the
Leo Baeck Institute.

Sheldon R. Isenberg attended the
conference of the International
Religious Foundation in Rome and
Assisi, Italy, and delivered a paper on
"The Linguistic Limits of Post-
Modernism." In 1989 he published "A
Hierarchy of Knowledge in a Hasidic
Parable" in Listening.

Andrew Gordon's review of Saul
Bellow's novel A Theft appears in Saul
Bellow Journal Volume 9, Number 1
(1990).

Howard Greenstein will teach a new
course entitled "History of the
Holocaust and Its Roots," in Spring,
1991. Dr. Greenstein gave the
invocation at the recent inauguration of
University of Florida President John
Lombardi.

Daniel Schroeter published "Trade as a
Mediator in Muslim-Jewish Relations:
Southwestern Morocco in the 19th
Century," in Jews Among Arabs:
Contacts and Boundaries.


Graduate Assistant Position

The Graduate Assistant to the Center
for Jewish Studies for 1990-91 is Mary
Robb. Ms. Robb completed her under-
graduate work at the University of
Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where she
earned a B.A. in English Literature.
She is currently working toward a
Master's Degree in Communications.


Faculty News






B.A. in Place continued


Fifteen courses are now being
offered each semester in the Jewish
Studies program. Over 350 students
have enrolled in Fall, 1990. In 1989-
90, over 600 students were registered in
Jewish Studies offerings.

In the Summer of 1990, Prof.
Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, our Fulbright
Scholar-In-Residence in 1987-88,
returned to the University and the
Center for Jewish Studies. He taught a
course entitled "International Relations
in the Middle East" as well as a
graduate coure on the Arab-Israeli
conflict. Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov recently
has been promoted to the rank of Full
Professor in the Department of
International Relations at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. He has agreed
to serve as an advisor to University of
Florida students studying in Israel on
our Study Abroad program.

The Jewish Studies faculty is
considering the development of an
M.A. degree program in Jewish Studies.
An outline of degree requirements and
goals will be in included in the Board of
Regents Area Studies Review this
coming Spring, 1991.

One inauspicious note: Two
professors in Jewish Studies have
moved to other areas of the country.
Prof. Barry Mesch, for many years a
mainstay of the Jewish Studies program
and its former director, has taken a
leave of absence from UF and is serving
as Provost and Stone-Teplow Families
Professor in Jewish Thought at the
Hebrew College in Brookline. Mass.
Prof. Shlomo Lederman has resigned
from UF and has taken a position in
Hebrew Language and Linguistics at
the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst. Both are sorely missed; both
are wished much success in their
endeavors.


Fall Semester Courses

American Jewish Experience. Survey of
Jewish History, Israel and the Middle
East. Beginning Modem Hebrew, 2nd
Year Modem Hebrew I, Introduction to
Modem Hebrew Literature, Readings in
Modern Hebrew Literature 1,
Introduction to Judaism, Judaism &
Christianity.


Spring Semester Courses

Beginning Hebrew 2, 2nd Year Hebrew
2, Israeli Literature in Translation
[Honors], Introduction to Modern
Hebrew Literature 2, Readings in
Modem Hebrew Literature 2 Women
in Judaism. The Holocaust and Its
Roots, Modem Jewish Novel, Classic
Jewish Texts, Jewish History 1700-
Present, Comparative Mysticism.


"Perspectives On
Anti-Semitism"


of Arizona. A professor of history, Dr.
Dinnerstein's field of study is the
history of ethnic minorities in America,
with particular emphasis on the Jewish
Experience. His books include Uneasy
at Home: Anti-Semitism and the
American Jewish Experience. Dr.
Dinnerstein's topic is "Anti-Semitism in
America."

The second lecturer in the series is
Prof. Raul Hilberg of the University of
Vermont. Dr. Hilberg's topic is "The
Origins of the Final Solution." He is
the author of The Destruction of the
European Jews.

The Spring, 1991, lecture series
includes Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr's
talk on "The Arab Question as a Jewish
Question", Prof. Ellen Umansky's
(Hebrew Union College) presentation
"In Her Own Voice: The Expression of
Modem Jewish Women's Spirituality."
and a lecture-discussion with Prof.
Anton Shammas (University of
Michigan), author of the acclaimed
Arabesques.


During the Fall semester the Center
for Jewish Studies will present
"Perspectives on Anti-Semitism." The
first lecturer in the series is Prof.
Leonard Dinnerstein of the University
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CALENDAR

Oct. 24 Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein (University of Arizona)
"Anti-Semitism in America"
8:00 P.M., Gannett Auditorium


Dec. 2 Prof. Raul Hilberg (University of Vermont)
"The Origins of the Final Solution"
8:00 P.M., Gannett Auditorium


Jan. 7 Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr (Hebrew University
of Jerusalem) "The Arab Question as a
Jewish Question." 8:00 P.M., location TBA


Feb. 13 Prof. Ellen Umansky (Haverford College
and Hebrew Union College, New York)
"In Her Own Voice: The Expression
of Modern Jewish Women's Spirituality"
8:00 P.M., location TBA


Mar. 20 Prof. Anton Shammas (University of Michigan),
Arab-Israeli author of Arabesques.
8:00 P.M., location TBA


New Course Offerings

"Israel and the Middle East," taught by Prof. Daniel Schroeter,
Department of History. The course examines the history of Zionism,
Jewish settlement in Palestine, the development of Israel, and the Arab-
Israeli conflict, with attention to both political developments in Palestine
and Israel, and the transformations of Jewish and Arab society and culture.

"Jewish History: From Classical Times to 1700," taught by Prof. Daniel
Schroeter. This course examines the history of the Jewish people from the
destruction of the Second Temple to the beginnings of modem Jewish
history (mid-1700si. The social, religious, and intellectual life of the Jews
in the Middle East and Europe, and the first settlements of the Jews in the
New World are the major subjects studied. In Spring, 1991, Dr. Schroeter
will continue this survey with "Modem Jewish History: 1700 to Present."

"The Holocaust and Its Roots," taught by Prof. Howard Greenstein, will
introduce students to the modern historical events known as "The
Holocaust" and will analyze those events in the context of the cultural
heritage of Western ci'ilizarion. The course will examine the significant
ideas and developments which led to the Holocaust as well as recent
theories which seek to explain the consequences of anti-Semitism in
Europe, the rise of the Third Reich, the Nuremberg Laws, the "Final
Solution," Jewish resistance and heroic rescue efforts by Gentile
supporters.

"Women in Judaism," taught by Prof. Sheldon Isenberg, will discuss the
images of Jewish women from the Bible to modem times. Specific topics
include the treatment of women in biblical narrative and law, the rabbinic,
legal, and homiletic traditions, concepts of Jewish mysticism, and
twentieth-century issues such as Israel, the Holocaust, and Jewish
Feminism.


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