This history course focuses on the encounter of a rabbinic civilization shaped centuries earlier in the Near East with the emerging new social, political, economic and intellectual environments of medieval Islam and Christianity. We will explore how these three major Western religions interacted with and influenced each other between the 7th and 17th centuries.
Jacob stumbled into the world’s first synagogue while on the run. What can we learn from his experience?
It’s been said that the world’s oldest disease is anti-Semitism. But there is something new about this old disease. In fact, this disease had already mutated three times, and we are now suffering through its fourth mutation. How should we respond?
Despite security concerns, many in the Jewish community have called for the Syrian refugees to be allowed into the U.S. comparing their plight to that of the refuges of the Holocaust. Is this a valid comparison? Is this position indeed the “Jewish position?”
Jewish History: A three part series on Jewish history which is part of The Delaware Associations of Rabbis and Cantors Introduction to Judaism program.
Rabbi Steven Saks
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