HJCS 491 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Section: 001 The Italian Jewish Experience
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Despite their small numbers, Jews of Italy had historical and cultural importance due to their two thousand year history. The course aims to illustrate the historical characteristics of Italian Judaism, the oldest in Europe, and its role in the transmission of Jewish tradition from the land of Israel to Europe. The course will deal as well with the primary role played by the Jews of Italy in the production of the Hebrew manuscripts, the birth of the Hebrew printing, and the production of historical documents and of archives of Jewish communities.

Mauro Perani, from the University of Bologna, Italy, is the Fall 08 Judaic Studies Padnos Visiting Professor. An expert in medieval Judaism, Professor Perani is an authority on codicology and paleography of the Hebrew Book.

HJCS 491 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
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001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets w/ JUDAIC 317.003
002 (LEC)
M 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: An optional Hebrew section (for extra credit) will be available to students who have completed HJCS 301 or equiv. This will be arranged w/ the instructor at the first class
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