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April 2012: Jewish Engagement Today: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities

Course Description:

The tenth Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Prof. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. Details about the course can be found here.

May 2011: The Scroll of Ruth in Midrashic Literature

Course Description:

The ninth Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Prof. Avigdor Shinan, Department of Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Details about the course can be found here.

Feb 2010 The Jewishness of the Jewish State

Course Description:

The eighth online Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Ruth Gavison, Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Founding President of Metzilah – a center for Zionist, Jewish, Humanist and Liberal Thought. Details about the course can be found here.

June 2009 Are Jews a Nation?

Course Description:

The seventh online Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by David N. Myers , Professor and Director, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. Details about the course can be found here.

September 2008 Jewish Folklore: Jewish Tales of the Wandering Jew

Course Description:

The sixth online Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Galit Hasan-Rokem, he Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching at the Department of Hebrew Literature, Yiddish & Folklore in the Faculty of the Humanities.. Details about the course can be found here.

March 2008 Jewish Mysticism: The Infinite Expression of Freedom

Course Description:

The fifth online Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Rachel Elior, John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Mystical Thought and the head of the Department of Jewish Thought in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Details about the course can be found here.

February 2007: Between Tradition and Modernity; Can Jews Live in Two Worlds and Still be Distinctive?

Course Description:

The fourth online Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Michael Rosenak, Mandel Professor of Jewish Education at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education of the Hebrew University (Emeritus). Details about the course can be found here

Spring 2006: The Haggadah

Course Description:

The third Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Prof. Avigdor Shinan, Department of Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Details about the course can be found here.

March 2005: The Bible as It Was

Course Description:

The second Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Prof. James Kugel, Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. Details about the course can be found here.

Previous Course: The Modern Jewish Canon:A Journey Through Language and Literature

Course Description:

The first Nahum Goldmann Course is offered by Prof. Ruth Wisse, Professor of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Details about the course can be found here.


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