Jewish Studies at Queens University of Charlotte Invites you Back to School

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Join us for two great Fall 2018 courses!

Course #1
Judaism, Film, and Literature
Professor: Rabbi Judy Schindler
Tuesday evenings, 6:00-9:15 pm
August 28-December 4, 2018
Cost: TBD

No event in modern history highlights more effectively the dangers of indifference in the face of hatred and discrimination than the Holocaust. Film shorts, documentaries, literary testimonies, poetry, and research will enable students to greater understand the factors that led to the Holocaust and can lead to genocide – political, economic, historical, and religious (including the history of anti-Semitism). Sessions include: the mind of the perpetrator * the mind of the bystander: indifference & apathy * life in the ghetto * spiritual & physical resistance * rescue & righteous gentiles * the final solution * the soul of the Holocaust * liberators, survivors & the return to life * truth, justice, reconciliation, & reparations * Holocaust denial * human rights & social justice.

Course #2
Same Stories, Different Texts:
The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament
Professor: Rabbi Judy Schindler in partnership
with Dr. Nancy Ellett Allison
Wednesday, 12:15-1:45 pm

Eight week community course October 3 through December 5
(No class on October 11 and November 22)
Cost: $150

In this city of Charlotte with 960 churches, we are surrounded by neighbors who hold in their hands a Bible that is different from our own. Our Christian counterparts read our Hebrew Bible far differently than we do. They see it as foreshadowing the New Testament. We will compare and contrast the portrayal of personalities and pertinent topics in the Hebrew Bible and in the New Testament from Abraham to the afterlife, from covenant to commandments, from the messiah to miracles. A follow-up course will be offered for the Spring 2019 semester, “Same Stories, Different Texts: The Hebrew Bible and the Koran.”

Registration Open. Seating is limited.

Join us for one or both courses. For more information, please email
Talia Goldman at goldmant@queens.edu.

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