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H 11 — Ancient Jewish History 3 Academic Units
A study of the Jewish people during the Period of the Second Temple. Among the topics to be taught: Biographical sketches of leaders during the Second Temple Period, dissenters from normative Judaism, transmission of the Oral Law and the interaction of the Jews with the Hellenistic and Roman civilization.
H 12 — Survey of Jewish History 3 Academic Units
An overview of events affecting the Jewish people from earliest time to the modern period. Among the topics to be taught: the individual movements that influenced Jewish history, the patterns of Jewish survival and Jewish contribution to world civilization.
H 16 — Jewish Movements and Personalities in Modern Times I
(Early 1700’s through 1880) 3 Academic Units
History of Jewish movements and their leading personalities in Europe, United States and Israel. Among the topics to be studied are: Rise of the Hasidic Movement, its conflict with the Haskalah and Reform movements, the establishment of Hasidim in America and in Israel. Biographical sketches of Jewish leaders and their impact upon the Jewish people will be traced. Special emphasis will be placed on the history and contribution of Chabad to Jewish life.
H 17 — Jewish Movements and Personalities in Modern Times II
(1880 to 1967)3 Academic Units
A study of the development of Jewish movements in Europe, America and Israel from the French Revolution to the historic re-unification of Jerusalem. Students will develop familiarity with the leading figures whose impact paved the course of Jewish history during this period. Special emphasis will be placed on the multifaceted role of Chabad in the development of modern Jewish life.
H 18—Jewish Movements and Personalities In Modern Times3 Academic Units
History of the Jewish movement and its leading personalities in Europe, United States and Israel. Among the topics to be studied are: Rise of the Hasidic movement, its conflict with the Haskalah and Reform movements, the establishment of Hasidim in the U.S.A. and Israel. Special emphasis will be placed upon tracing the biographical sketches of the early and later Jewish leaders and their impact upon the Jewish people.
H 221 — American Jewish History 3 Academic Units
A historical study of the development of Judaism in America. Among the topics to be studied are: present day Jewish communities with special emphasis on history and analysis of Orthodox institutions which have impacted on the American scene.
H 22 H 222 — Hasidic Personalities 3 Academic Units
A study of the origins, background and growth of Chasidus. Special emphasis will be on biographical sketches of the early leaders of the Chabad movement. Among the topics studied are: historical background of each leader and the impact of the leader upon the Jewish people.
H 31 H 331 — Influence of Chabad on World Jewry 3 Academic Units
A study of the establishment and spread of the Chabad Movement throughout the United States. Among the topics studied are: the contribution of the Chabad movement to the development and growth of Jewish life in America, Israel and in various other parts of the world.
H 332 — Hasidic Personalities in America3 Academic Units
A study of the leading Chassidic Personalities in America. Among the topics studied are: Transition from Eastern Europe to America, the renaissance of Chabad in America, the early leaders and the impact of the present spiritual leader (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson 1902-) upon the American scene.
H 441 — Holocaust3 Academic Units
History of the Holocaust — the genocide of millions of Jews in Europe during World War II. Topics analyzed include: the Jewish world that was lost, the “Final Solution”, and the efforts of survivors to maintain their spiritual integrity and human dignity.
H 442 — World Jewish Leaders of the Modern Period3 Academic Units
Biographical sketches of Great Jewish Leaders of the modern period who have made an impact of Jewish history. Among the topics to be studied are: the historical background of each leader, and his/her impact on that period of time, both how they shaped and influenced the lives of countless Jews and how they impacted civilization in general.
H 51 — Seminars in History 3 Academic Units
Lectures and seminars by visiting authors and scholars whose areas of expertise can offer students an in-depth examination of specific topics in history.