Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Yes Prof Hakak is a caring and charming man, and he means well, but Jewish 175 is simply the pits. Shai Agnon's short stories are genius and classic Hebrew/Israeli literature, but other than that we read works of canonic Israeli authors, but not their magnum opus, which I was a lil' bummed about. The lectures drag on, even amongst the low-budget Israeli movies, and only towards the end of the quarter did Hakak involve the class in discussions. The room was too big for the 35 participants and therefore I feel too distant from everyone and Hakak. The only thing that got me through the class was my general knowledge of Zionism, Israeli history, and relationships between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. Otherwise I haven't the slightest idea how any non-Jews survived. On the other hand, if you're interested in easy classes over worthwhile ones, I recommend this!