Roi Aloni, Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor Abin, Yisca Harani, Jonathan Hirschfeld, Dr. Anat Gueta, Ilan Lotan, Prof. Daniel Sinclair, Prof. Stefan Rief, Dr. Assaf Regev, Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Moav Vardi
A Course for English Speakers
Lecturers: Roi Aloni, Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor Abin, Yisca Harani, Jonathan Hirschfeld, Dr. Anat Gueta, Ilan Lotan, Prof. Daniel Sinclair, Prof. Stefan Rief, Dr. Assaf Regev, Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Moav Vardi
Course schedule: Tuesdays, 09:30 –13:00, Fieldtrips end between 16:30 – 18:30
Course format: Lectures and Fieldtrips on alternative weeks.
Academic hours: 168 hours
Tuition: 4,090 NIS
Tuition can be paid in 8 installments
Discounts (12.5% each) will be given to partners studying in the same program.
How Jewish history manifested itself in the development of the Temple and Synagogues?
Priests and Prophets in the First Temple Period
The priests and prophets formed two very influential groups in Israelite First Temple society: socially, politically and religiously. The purpose of these lectures will be to explore the relationships between them, in many cases very tense, based on the information provided by the Bible, in the light of Ancient Near East literature.
Samaritans and the Returnees to Zion
The Returnees to Zion from Babylon at the beginning of the Persian period, with its religious traditions developed in exile, came into collision with the inhabitants of Samaria (not yet the later Samaritans) to the point of reaching a declared confrontation between them by the middle of the fifth century BCE. In this lecture, we`ll discuss the origins of the tension between these two groups, which would eventually lead to a total fracture between the parties by the end of the Second Temple Era.
Second Temple Sectarianism
One of the singular social and religious phenomena in Second Temple Judaism was the appearance of sects, without antecedents in the Israelite era. The purpose of this lecture is to study the literary testimonies about these groups, putting a special emphasis on the Dead Sea Sect.
"NILI" A Zionist Underground in WWI
NILI was a secret, pro-British spying organization, which operated under Turkish rule in Palestine during World War I. Its leader was the world-renowned agronomist Aaron Aaronsohn. The group hoped to aid the British in the invasion of Palestine in order to ease the suffering of the local Jewish population. By assisting The United Kingdom, they hoped to help advance the Zionist cause of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
The Catholic Church – from Rome to the four corners of the world.
The Orthodox churches: Theology and mysticism, on the one hand, political and fiscal considerations on the other.
Assessing the results of the Protestant Reformation: Work ethics, individualism, and liberalism.
Evangelicals: The sources of the evangelical and millennial mindset
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Is a peace agreement still an option? What is Israel’s vision for the conflict?
Deconstructing Bibi: How did Benjamin Netanyahu become the longest serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history? Does he have an ideology or is he only aiming to stay in power?
Family ties: How Israelis view the Jewish diaspora?
Between Democracy and Islamocracy – Nine years to the Arab Spring.
Sunna and Shia – History, characters, and near future.
"A glimpse into the world of spying"
Erotic Art & Music
Erotic art in ancient Greece and Rome
Erotic art in the Renaissance
Erotic art in the French Rococo
Erotic art in Israel.
The history of the Piano
Who really built the Pyramids?
Fieldtrips end between 16:00 – 18:00
Mount Tabor, Dabburiya, Mount Barak and a trail to Bedouin and Cherkasy villages.
Jerusalem – City of David – Latest Innovations in archeology.
Western Galilee – Nahariya – Mediterranean "Yekkes" – summer camps and industry at the only "Yekke" city in Israel. The story of Nahariya told through houses – Yosef Levi, Strauss, Lieberman, The water tower, cafes, and pensions. The field trip includes a walk from the Druze village Yanuach to Kibbutz Yehiam.
Following the "Via Maris" – The central part of the tour will be the military campaign of the Egyptian king Thutmose III to the city of Megiddo, we`ll visit the site of "Isbet Sartah" and hear about the struggles of the "Sea Peoples".
Emek Heffer – As never seen before – Agriculture, sustainable development and everything in between.
Carmel – The Madonna Lilly in bloom and a visit with the Druze.