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Talmud²

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Rabbi Scott Perlo (Associate Director of 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life) teaches two nights of Judaism’s magnum opus, the Talmud, taught in English. Jump right into the text of this famous work of Jewish genius. For participants of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

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$36

2 sessions

The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

The Bible is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of stories: a parade of heroes and villains, royals and peasants, dysfunctional families and the truest of filial loyalties.  Its texts span genres from poetry to novella, short story to historical epic, legalistic writing to satire, and instructional manual to the confessional. However, this...

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$315

4 sessions

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East Versus West: Persian Wars & Their Lasting Impact

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In the 5th century BCE, the world’s largest empire sent troops to a remote province to put down a rebellion. The empire was Persia, and the province was Ancient Greece. This was the beginning of the Persian Wars, two conflicts that would change the landscape of the ancient and modern worlds alike. For the first time, the fractious...

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$10

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

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$315

4 sessions

Inequality in the 21st Century

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Crown Heights 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11216

The economist Branko Milanovic has remarked that “reading about global inequality is nothing less than reading about the economic history of the world.” While human societies have always registered some degree of material inequality, the issue reemerged in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession as a central topic of public...

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$315

4 sessions

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The History of Scotch Whisky

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story – a story of a drink, a culture, a people, a land and a way of life. From the humblest...

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$15

Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Cleopatra needs no introduction. One of the most famous names of the ancient world, her life is the stuff of legend: her great beauty, her highly-publicized relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her tragic suicide. The subject of countless paintings, statues, plays and films, she's been portrayed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Kim...

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$11

Botanical Explorers

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

The amazing explorations of the Age of Discovery led to a wealth of previously unknown plants-all of which needed to be accurately named and described for scientific purposes.  Follow the Perry Expedition to Japan and Lewis and Clark's trek across the western U.S., and learn about the discovery of many ornamental plants and whom they honor with...

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$159

3 sessions

Calculus: History and Concept

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

“Calculus,” wrote the mathematician John Von Nuemann, “was the first achievement of modern mathematics … it is difficult to overestimate its importance.” What does it mean to say calculus initiated modern mathematics? Beyond mathematics, what influence has calculus had on the wider world? Most importantly, what is calculus—and why does...

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$315

4 sessions

Cramming for the Midterms

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

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$15

Basic Feng Shui

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side 1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

This course will provide an introduction to thePrinciples of Feng Shui. Students will learn how the interiors professional may apply basic correctionsand adjustments according to FS principles. Included will be a general history; discussion of schools and methods of practice; use of color,form and materials, to give a solid foundation and understanding...

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$305

10 sessions

Australian Politics 101

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

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$10

History Series: Charles Lindbergh

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

History Series: Charles Lindbergh - The Twentieth Century America's First Great Hero Lindbergh continues to fuel popular imagination, both with his daring aviation exploits and his colorful life. This class will examine a complex man who was full of contradictions, but all will agree, was an important American hero. Suggested Readings: ...

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$55

2 sessions

Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007, New York, New York 10007

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.”  These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these...

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$25

Mesopotamian Mythology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

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$10
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