Zionism: From the Waters of Babylon to the Waves of Aliyah highlights the history of the Zionist ideal, from the Biblical Period through today. It will be taught during the UMJC conference by various instructors uniquely qualified for the specific area they teach.
This course is being offered as an MJTI Foundation course at the UMJC International Conference (from July 20-22, 2012) in Ellicott City, Maryland. Also offered with expanded requirements as a UMJC Madrikh Licensure course.
Class One: Zionism: The Biblical Foundation (Russ Resnik) Class Two: Second Temple Period: Longing for Messiah (Jeff Seif) Class Three: The Rabbinic Period: Constructing a New Judaism (Barney Kasdan) Class Four: Medieval Zionism: The Hope (Elliot Klayman) Class Five: Modern Zionism: Realizing Herzlās Vision (Jamie Cowen) Class Six: The State of Zionism Today (Mati Shoshani) Elliot Klayman, Moderator
Classes run Friday-Sunday afternoons, beginning 2:00 PM Friday, July 20, and concluding at about 5:30 Sunday, July 22. The main conference schedule concludes 11:30 AM Sunday, so the class will extend several hours beyond the conference schedule.