Join Professor Deidre Butler on a trip to Israel for course credit in May 2018!

Students will learn through a geographical exploration of famous sites all over Israel: Biblical Israel at the Temple Mount; origins of Christianity out of Judaism in the Galilee and in Jerusalem; Second Temple Judaism at Qumran and Masada; Rabbinic Judaism in ancient synagogues and in a special exhibit at the Israel Museum: Crusades at the ruins of a Crusader fortress; Jewish mysticism in 17th century Safed; the Holocaust at Yad Vashem.  We will also learn about religious diversity in Israel by hearing from Women of the Wall, learning with local Arab, Jewish and Christian university students, spending time with Druze and Black Jews, share a traditional Shabbat in Jerusalem, explore a modern kibbutz, visit the Baha’i Temple in Haifa, and observing the meeting of secular and religious life on the beaches of Tel Aviv.

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