More than Mossad:Jewish Spies
Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Spying is the second oldest profession. Allegedly, it began when Moses sent Caleb and Joshua to secretly investigate the two different sections of Canaan to determine suitability for Jewish settlement. Through the ages, Israeli spies have assumed deceptive roles, plotted strategies, amassed information, faced extreme danger, used guile, chicanery (and even chutzpah) to provide permanence and security for their Zionist dream. In the United States, Jewish spies such as the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Lawrence Franklin and others have split national opinion and have been the center of political controversy. From Elie Cohen to Wolfgang Lotz, from Mossad Director Iser Harel and the capture of Eichmann, to Marthe Cohen, Shula Cohen and the saga of Mordecai Vanunu, the stories of these spies reflect their ingenuity, motivations, acumen, successes and failures.
1. Elie Cohen - The Man from Damascus and Moe Berg
2. Wolfgang Lotz - The Champagne Spy
3. Shula Cohen - Marthe Cohen
4. Iser Harel and the capture of Adolph Eichmann
5. The Rosenbergs Revisited
6. The Saga of Mordecai Vanunu, a woman named Cynthia and Robert Maxwell
7. The Case of Jonathan Pollard - Will he die in prison?
8. A Different Kind of Espionage - Lewis Strauss, Zalmon Shapiro, Ernest David Bergmann, et. al.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Myrna Goldberger has been a presenter for the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) for 21-plus years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University, Myrna has had more than 50 years of experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious groups, as well as to special-interest groups in Florida and other states. Moreover, she performs in self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous American women and men. Her students, who call themselves “Myrna’s Groupies,” describe her as “charismatic, knowledgeable and dynamic." Myrna calls what she does "Edutainment," and she has been the recipient of several LLS awards.
||2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
||Mondays, January 6, 13, 27; February 3; 10, 17, 24; March 3
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$68 member / $98 non-member