Moses' Face: Moses' images as reflected in Jewish literature

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About this course: One was Moses but many are his faces. Starting with the Hebrew Bible, continuing with Jewish literatures throughout history (Second Temple literature, rabbinic literature, medieval commentaries, modern literature, thought and art.) the character of Moses keeps changing and developing through the eyes of the beholder, it's time, tendency and the nature of the genre. The course will follow the different phases of Moses' character and try to understand what motives are behind them. אחד היה משה אך רבים פניו. החל בגופו של המקרא והמשך בספרות עם ישראל לדורותיו (ספרות הבית השני, ספרות חז"ל, פרשני ימי הביניים ועוד) וכלה בספרות, באמנות ובהגות של העת החדשה - לובשת ופושטת דמות של…

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About this course: One was Moses but many are his faces. Starting with the Hebrew Bible, continuing with Jewish literatures throughout history (Second Temple literature, rabbinic literature, medieval commentaries, modern literature, thought and art.) the character of Moses keeps changing and developing through the eyes of the beholder, it's time, tendency and the nature of the genre. The course will follow the different phases of Moses' character and try to understand what motives are behind them. אחד היה משה אך רבים פניו. החל בגופו של המקרא והמשך בספרות עם ישראל לדורותיו (ספרות הבית השני, ספרות חז"ל, פרשני ימי הביניים ועוד) וכלה בספרות, באמנות ובהגות של העת החדשה - לובשת ופושטת דמות של משה צורות חדשות ומגוונות, על פי המתבונן, זמנו, מגמתו ואופי יצירתו. הקורס יעקב אחר גלגולי דמויותיו של משה [ביצירה שעד ראשית תקופת הגאונים] ויבקש להבין מה עומד מאחורי יצירתן.

Created by:   Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Taught by:    Avigdor Shinan, Professor

  • Taught by:    Yair Zakovitch, Professor

Commitment 14 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week Language Hebrew How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 5.0 stars Average User Rating 5.0See all reviews Coursework

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About Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ranked among the top academic and research institutions worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading university and premier research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 70 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. The Hebrew University was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. It is located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. Visit the website at http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


מבואות
שיעור 1: ביוגרפיה, משה במקרא, המקורות שיידונו בקורס 


4 videos, 4 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 2


משה- מסורות קדם לידה
שיעור 2 


4 videos, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 3


לידת משה וראשית דרכו בעולם
שיעור 3 


3 videos, 1 reading expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 4


ילדותו ובחורותו של משה
שיעור 4  


4 videos, 1 reading expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 5


משה הרועה והקדשתו
שיעור 5 


4 videos, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 6


משפחתו של משה
שיעור 6 


4 videos, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 7


קורות משה מחזרתו למצרים ועד יציאתו ממנה
שיעור 7  


4 videos, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 8


משה וקריעת ים סוף
שיעור 8  


4 videos, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 9


משה במדבר
שיעור 9 


4 videos, 2 readings, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 10


משה - חוק ופולחן
שיעור 10 


4 videos, 1 reading, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 11


משה- נביא ומתפלל
שיעור 11 


4 videos, 1 reading, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 12


מלחמותיו של משה ואחרית ימיו
שיעור 12 


4 videos, 2 readings, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 13


דמויות כמשה
שיעור 13 


4 videos, 2 readings, 2 readings expand
Graded: שאלה 1

WEEK 14


פני משה - סיום וסיכום
שיעור 14 


3 videos, 1 reading, 1 reading expand
Graded: שאלה 1
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