Philosophy & Religion


The Ethics of Abortion - When Does Life Begin? 7 min.

The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or fetus, and the rights of the mother. This film begins with the storm created by leading case of Roe vs Wade and then provides students with an unbiased analysis of the ethical issues underlying demands for the criminalization and the legalization of abortion.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The First Zionist Congress and the Establishment of the State-in-the-Making 63 min.

When Herzl wrote, “at Basel I founded the Jewish state,” he was not speaking metaphorically.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Great Challenge of Establishing a Jewish State 68 min.

To truly understand Herzl’s challenge, we have to unknow everything we know about Zionist history and the modern State of Israel.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Herzl as Chief Diplomat: The Great Powers, Britain, and the Balfour Declaration 60 min.

In pursuing diplomacy with the great powers of his time, Herzl left no stone unturned.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Herzl as the Leading Thinker and Writer of the Zionist Movement – Part I 56 min.

Dr. Polisar introduces Herzl’s most important work,The Jewish State, and explains how the book was born.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Herzl as the Leading Thinker and Writer of the Zionist Movement – Part II 63 min.

When it was published,The Jewish Stateelicited strong and varied reactions. Dr. Polisar explores the book’s arguments and the reactions to its publication.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Herzl’s Legacy 49 min.

Dr. Polisar closes this course with an exploration of all Herzl achieved in just eight years and a discussion of what aspiring leaders and statesmen can learn from him.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

What Made Herzl Unique? 51 min.

Dr. Polisar presents the primary assets Herzl brought to his effort to found a Jewish state.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Who Will Bury the Dead? 84 min.

This documentary offers a deep, candid, and historical look at the Christian experience of America's largest and best-known indigenous tribes: the Dakota and Lakota.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Truth About Killer Robots 80 min.

When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame? The Truth About Killer Robots explores this question, as well as many other practical and ethical matters that humans face as we become more dependent on robots than ever before. An eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction, this 83-minute documentary from director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) charts incidents in which robots ca...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018