Old tensions come to life as medieval Spanish synagogue goes online
 

 
Roger Martinez
Rich Tenorio
 

 
Rich Tenorio
Prof. Roger Louis Martinez Davila addresses his class under the soaring ceiling of the Museo del Transito, or Museo Sefardi — a 14th-century synagogue, now museum, in the historic Spanish city of Toledo.

But his students are not inside with him: They are watching via a video that’s part of his “massive open online course,” or MOOC, entitled Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Toledo.