Spring 2021 Courses

JST 205-0001 – Jewish History and Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Founding of the State of Israel, 3 Cr., Lord Hall 100, 11:00-12:15 PM, TTh

This course is a history of antisemitism, describing its manifestations from pre-Christian Alexandria to the founding of the State of Israel. Students will be exposed to several academic and popular theories of antisemitism, exploring debates about its proper scope and development, and integrate these ideas with a study of the arc of Jewish history, read closely together in primary sources.

No prerequisites.

General Education: Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives; Ethics.

Instructor: Rabbi William Siemers, william.siemers@maine.edu


HBR 102-0001 – Beginning Modern Hebrew II, 3 Cr., Remote (Synchronous), 12:30-1:45 PM, TTh  

Continued study of the basics of the Hebrew language, with equal emphasis on developing reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing skills. Continued discussion of Hebrew as an expression of Jewish culture in Israel and the United States. For students with one semester study of Hebrew or the equivalent as determined through consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite: HBR 101 or equivalent with permission of instructor.

General Education: Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives.

Instructor: Shellie Batuski, shellie.batuski@maine.edu