The People of the Book: Jewish Cultures and Jewish Canons|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
Jewish cultures and Jewish canonical literatures have long existed in a mutually reinforcing and creative tension. This course is designed as an introduction to Jewish cultural and religious canonical literature, from biblical antiquity to modern times, through the lens of the religious, political, and social contexts of Jewish history. We will trace the evolution of Jewish literature from its origins in ancient Israel to its reinvention in modern America, paying careful attention to the process of evolution and expansion by which new ideas and changing sensibilities were either integrated with, or broke from, the voices of the past as they responded to the challenges of the present.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
M. Halbertal, THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
A. Berlin & M. Brettler, THE JEWISH STUDY BIBLE
I. Twersky, A MAIMONIDES READER
M. Mendelssohn, JERUSALEM
M. Kaplan, JUDAISM AS A CIVILIZATION
J. B. Soloveitchik, THE LONELY MAN OF FAITH
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Historical Tradition" requirement for the Religion Department major.