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  • POL 1401: Great Political Thinkers: Ancient Political Thought 

    Rogachevsky, Neil (2021-01)
    Course Description It has been commonly said that Western Civilization—of which America has long been considered a part—was formed through the combination of, or creative tension between, the ideas typified by two cities: ...
  • ENG 3042: Milton and Religion 

    Lavinsky, David; Lerner, Dovd (2019-09)
    This course focuses on the life and work of John Milton (1608-74), with special attention to Paradise Lost in its literary and historical contexts. We will seek to understand how Milton's religious knowledge illuminates ...
  • JHIS 4940H - C Topics: Psalms & Sonnets 

    Koenigsberg, Chaya Sima; Trapedo, Shaina (2021-01)
    Course Description: This course will survey the interplay between poetry and prayer in Jewish tradition from Tanakh to the modern era. Using classical meforshim, we will examine the style and significance of biblical ...
  • JHIS 4938H - A Topics: Malbim & Modernity / JPHI 1918H – A Topics: Malbim & Modernity 

    Lerner, Dov (2021-01)
    Course Overview The aim of this class is to explore the thought of one of the most well-known Jewish exegetes of the nineteenth century—Malbim—with a heavy emphasis on his historical and intellectual context. We will ...
  • Topics: Psychology & Jewish Thought - 15413 - JPHI 4935H - M 

    Schiffman, Mordechai (2021-09)
    _Course Description_ This course will explore the connections between Torah sources and modern psychological theories and research on essential topics of human nature. Topics will cut to the core of what it means to be ...
  • Topics: Philosophy of Rabbi Sacks - 15412 - JPHI 4934H - E 

    Lerner, Dov (2021-09)
    Course Overview The aim of this class is to explore the thought of perhaps the most renowned and influential teachers of Judaism at the start of the twenty-first century: the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. With such a ...
  • Topics: Jewish Liturgy - 15602 - JUDS 4934 - J 

    Sultan, Shira (2021-09)
    Welcome! This course will on the topic of Tefillah (Prayer). We will explore the idea of Tefillah in general and focus on the Tefillah of Shemona Esrei (the Amida) specifically. Throughout the course we will explore the ...
  • BIBL4931HC: Genesis & Ethics - Fall 2021 

    Lerner, Dov (2021-01)
    This course will provide a comprehensive survey of and meditation on the book of Genesis, specifically through the lens of ethics. We will begin with some introductory material concerning the genre of Genesis and narrative, ...