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Last update 30-06-2015
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Department of Romance and Latin American Studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Leonardo Senkman


Coordinator Office Hours: Thursday 15:00-16:00, room 3111, Rabin Building

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Leonardo Senkman

Course/Module description:
Institutional, Cultural, Religious, Transnational and Intellectual Networks of Latin American Jews: a Comparative Perspective.

Course/Module aims:
A discussion in a comparative perspective of multi-disciplinary approaches to Jews in diverse regions, which correspond with contemporary Jewish history, international relations, demography, literary studies, communication, political science and sociology.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Attendance requirements(%):
100%

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Frontal Lecture

Course/Module Content:
March 12: Opening session of the Researchers Seminar:
Prof. Gabriel Horenczyk and Dr. Marcelo Dorfsman-
Intentions and Concerns of a Threatened Minority: the Case of Introducing Christianity in the Jewish Museum in Chile

Comments: Dr. Yosi Goldstein
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

March 19: MA Florinda F. Goldberg-
Extraña pareja: la paridad identitaria entre judío y cubano en la narrativa cubana y cubano-norteamericana reciente
Comments: Prof. Ruth Fine
Lecture will be held in Spanish

April 16: Jonathan Grossman (doctoral student, Liwerant Center and Davis Institute)-
Who gave the order? Brazil and the Endorsement of the 3379 Anti-Zionist Decision in the UN General Assembly, November 1975
Comments: Prof. Arie Kacowicz
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

April 30: Dr. Margalit Bejarano-
Analysis of a Transnational Zionist and ethnic Sephardi Institution: the development trajectory of FESELA
Comments: Prof. (Emeritus) Sergio DellaPergola
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

May 14: Dr. Silvia Schencolewski-Kroll-
Non-Formal Jewish Education in Community Centers in Uruguay and Chile- a Comparative Perspective
Comments: Prof. Gabriel Horenczyk
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

May 28: Dr. Batia Siebzener-
Adoption and institutionalization of religious trends: Towards a comparative framework between Judaism and Islam in Argentina
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

June 4: Dr. Martina Weisz (Vidal Sassoon, International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)-
Splitting the Soul: Spanish Conservatives, Anti-Secularism and the Enemizing of Islam, (1997-2006)
Comments: Dr. Silvina Shammah Gesser
Lecture will be held in English

June 11: Dr. Efraim Zadoff-
Involvement of Latin American consuls in saving Jews during the Holocaust: The Case of Paraguay consul
Dr. Yosi Goldstein-
Between personal and collective memory: Holocaust Survivors in Argentina and Uruguay- comparative analysis of memoirs
Comments: Dr. Avraham Milgram (Yad Vashem)
Lecture will be held in Hebrew

June 18: Prof. Marta Topel (USP Brazil)-
The Brazilian Jewish Communities: Globalization and Glocalization
Comments: Prof. Dov Shinar
Lecture will be held in English

June 25: International Colloquium on the subject-
Latin American Intellectuals Looking at themselves, the Middle East and the State of Israel

The colloquium will be attended by university-professors and researchers at the Hebrew University, and guest lecturers from other Israeli Universities.

Required Reading:
Relevant required reading material will be sent a week prior to every lecture.

Additional Reading Material:
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Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 40 %
Project work 60 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
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Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.
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