Yoav Avneyon, Dr. Anat Gueta, Dr. Ronen Hoffman, Dr. Roy Horowitz, Dr. Yaron Ovadia, Dr. Assaf Regev, Prof. Daniel Sinclair, Dr. Nahum Sagiv, Moav Vardi.
Land of Israel Studies
A Course for English Speakers
Lecturers: Yoav Avneyon, Dr. Anat Gueta, Dr. Ronen Hoffman, Dr. Roy Horowitz, Dr. Yaron Ovadia, Dr. Assaf Regev, Prof. Daniel Sinclair, Dr. Nahum Sagiv, Moav Vardi
Course schedule: Tuesdays, 9:30-13:00, Fieldtrips return between 16:00 – 18:00
Course format: Lectures and Fieldtrips on alternative weeks.
Academic hours: 168 hours
Jews, Printing and the Origins of Copyright:
Maharam Padua v. Giustiniani – the significant role of Jews and Jewish literature in the early days of printing; Valuable insights of Moses Isserles and their contribution to Jewish law; Plague Law and Public Health in Halakhic Literature; Re-establishing the Sanhedrin: From Maimonides to Napoleon to R. Steinsaltz, Moses Maimonides: Life, Times and Theological Highlights.
Israel's Foreign Policy
The lectures will present central aspects of Israel's foreign policy and diplomacy throughout the years, especially those related to strategic challenges and opportunities for Israel.
The building projects of Herod
Who are you King Herod? Are you Jewish? What caused you to build so many buildings and installations in Jerusalem, throughout the country and abroad? How were you able to finance such great projects? The building program of Herod in: Jerusalem, Caesarea, Herodium and Masada.
The Nabataeans and their Legacy
When did the Nabataeans first appear on the stage of history? Who did record the history of the Nabataeans? The trade caravans, their settlement in the Negev, the Nabataean kingdom. Their loss of independence in the Roman period and their descendants’ conversion to Christianity,
Camels, Pearls and a Golden Desert
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates between radical Islam and the West – Politics, Economy and Culture, Mubbarakism without Mubbarak?! Egypt under president A-Sisi – Neo-Realism of an Arab State,10 Years after the rise of the Arab Spring.
Mapping the Holy Land
Since early days of Cartography, the Holy Land was a focal point and a subject of great interest; The history of map making and the fascinating examples of ancient and modern maps will be demonstrated. The dis-objectiveness of maps will also be part of our story.
The Bedouins in Israel
The origin of the Bedouins, their past present and future. The Bedouins in the Galilee, Negev and the Judean dessert.
US vs China: The battle over global power in the new world
Why America views China as a national security threat? What is the real goal behind China's investments around the globe, and how Israel can maneuver between these two titans?
Israel and the Sunni Arab States: a love affair behind closed doors
The interests behind the cooperation between Israel and the Gulf States.
From Two State Solution to Annexation: The internal Israeli debate over the Palestinian conflict, does the Annexation really undermine any prospect for solving the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, and why is it necessary to start rethinking the Two State Solution?
From Two States Solution to Annexation
The internal Israeli debate over the Palestinian conflict, does the Annexation really undermine any prospect for solving the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and why is it necessary to start rethinking the Two-State Solution?
Nili – The first two years (1915 – 1917)
the road from glory to disaster; Baron Maurice de Hirsch discovers Argentina and establishes an agricultural Jewish settlement there; Ada Fishman Maimon – The Zionist leader that announced loud and clear that "Jewish socialism is not a gentlemen's club".
Ra'anna, a settlement that was built by Jews from New York; Lea Goldberg.
Israeli Theater – A Scene of an Intense Activity
The general evolvement of the Jewish and Israeli theater in the past 150 years; Jewish Culture and Theatre-Love-Hate Relationship; Hanoch Levin – The Man and His Work, The Intensification of Feminine Voices on the Israeli Stage; "Holocaust Drama-A Hit!"
Fieldtrips end between 16:00 – 18:00
"The Ottoman's are here"
Zichron Yaakov and the NILI underground. The fascinating story of the Aharonson Family members.
Ashkelon at its Best
Mashhad Hussein – an impressive Muslim holy site, campus of the Ashkelon Academic College, Beit Ha’am in Afridar Center, Ashkelon National Park, the site of Biblical Ashkelon.
To the Herodium
"Armon Hanatziv" boulevard, Herodium and the Temple Mount, the water system, the ancient synagogue, the bathhouse, and the ancient tunnels.
Pilgrims and Jerusalem
Mount Scopus overlooks Judean Desert, the Hebrew University. Augusta Victoria hospital, A-Tur, Mount of Olives, stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim pilgrimage.
Hike on the Sanhedrin Trail, the remains of an ancient synagogue from 2nd Temple period, National Park of Zippori.
From Hirbat Duraan to the modern Rehovot
In 1890 a new Jewish pioneering settlement was established south of Rishon Le'Zion – Hirbat Duran was later named in Hebrew Rehovot – Yaakov St., the synagogue, Weizmann Institute and the Jewish Yemenite neighborhood.