FRIDAYS 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM February 3 (Eight weeks)
There is not a day that goes by that Israel isn’t in the news: not always on page one, but frequent enough to challenge our sensibilities toward this young nation. Way out of proportion to the world’s population, as well as its relatively small size (i.e. New Jersey), Israel is at the forefront of innovation, military preparedness, and creative politics. Moods and swings change constantly, and it seems hard to keep up with what is going on there. The uptick in visitors’ travel, aliyah by threatened Jews around the globe, and the ongoing security issues Israel face will be included in our class discussions. Internet media resources will be suggested to students whose interest in Israeli current events will allow them to stay tuned in. Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.