Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course approaches Hasidism as a significant Jewish movement that began in the 18th century and continues today. The course is structured as two case studies. The first half of the course addresses how Hasidism emerged and the mystical content of Hasidic teachings, and the second half of the course focuses on questions of Jewish authenticity, identity, racialization, gender roles, and civil rights in the United States.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Martin Buber, TALES OF THE HASIDIM
Moshe Idel, HASIDISM: BETWEEN ECSTASY AND MAGIC
Nora Rubel, DOUBTING THE DEVOUT: THE ULTRA-ORTHODOX IN THE JEWISH AMERICAN IMAGINATION
Ayala Fader, MITZVAH GIRLS: BRINGING UP THE NEXT GENERATION OF HASIDIC JEWS IN BROOKLYN
Tamar El-Or, EDUCATED AND IGNORANT
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Three critical essays (5-6 pages), final paper (10-15 pages).
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