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Spring 2014 Courses

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Professor Course Number Course Title
Azoni ARBC 103b Middle Advanced Arabic: Contemporary Arab Media
Brettler 2U :
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The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: Then and Now
Brooten NEJS 128a Introduction to Christianity
Brown deVost NEJS 202b Akkadian Mythological / Religious Texts II
Decter NEJS 123b Classical Biblical Commentaries
Decter NEJS 124a Arabic Literature, Hebrew Literature (500-1500)
Decter NEJS 144a Jews in the World of Islam
El-Tobgui ARBC 106b Advanced Arabic II: Classical Arabic & Islamic Literature
El-Tobgui NEJS 197a Survey of Islamic Law
Fishman FYS 47a JUSTBOOKS: Justice, Self & Society in Jewish Film and Fiction
Fishman NEJS 164b The Sociology of the American Jewish Community
Freeze NEJS 140b Early Modern Jewish History
Freeze NEJS 141a Russian Jews in the 20th Century
Friling NEJS 136a Israel and the Holocaust
Karjala / Azoni ARBC 20b 1 Beginning Arabic II
Karjala / Azoni ARBC 20b 2 Beginning Arabic II
Karjala ARBC 40b Intermediate Arabic II
Kellman NEJS 175a Jews and Gender in Eastern Europe: Tradition and Transformation
Kellman YDSH 20b Continuing Yiddish
Kim NEJS 200b Old Babylonian Akkadian Texts
Kimelman HUM 10a The Western Canon
Kimelman NEJS 5a Foundational Course in Judaic Studies
Levisohn NEJS 235b Philosophy of Jewish Education
Lumbard NEJS 186a Introduction to the Qur'an
Lumbard NEJS 195a Muhammad: The History of a Prophet
Mirsky NEJS 191b Jewish Messianism from Antiquity to Zionism
Mirsky NEW NEJS 157a Jewish Business Ethics
Rabineau NEJS 193b Walking the Land: Religious Pilgrimage and Modern Hiking in Israel, Palestine, and the Holy Land
Szobel NEJS 174a Minorities and Others in Israeli Literature and Culture
Troen / Rabineau NEJS 145a History of the State of Israel
Wright NEJS 104a Comparative Semitic Languages
Wright NEJS 114b Ritual and Cult in the Bible