Why are the origins of the Jewish people so closely connected to the land of Israel? What is the political history of the first Jewish commonwealth and what caused the first civil war among the Jewish people? Where are the biblical borders of the Land of Israel and what is the Bible’s view on territorial compromise? What does the Bible say about the ideal form of government? What happened to the ten lost tribes of Israel? In this course, we will look at each of these questions by studying selections from the Hebrew Bible in English translation and their implications for contemporary Jewish political issues such as religious versus secular outlooks and the future of Israel’s borders.
Although the course is meant to be a unified experience, each session is “free standing” so missing one or two is OK.
Validated $5 parking is available after 4pm and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. You will receive a green ticket upon entering. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom and Cambridge St. Please note that this is not the above-ground lot at Whole Foods.
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