May 26, 2018  
Catalogue 2017-2018 
Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 245 - Jewish Traditions

1 unit(s)
(Same as RELI 245 ) An exploration of Jewish practice and belief in all its variety. The course traces the evolution of various “Judaisms” through each one’s approaches to the text of scripture and its interpretations, Jewish law and the observance of the commandments. It analyzes the Jewish life-cycle, calendar and holidays from a phenomenological perspective, and traces the development of the conceptualization of God, Torah, and the People and Land of Israel in Jewish life, thought, and culture from antiquity through the present day.  Marc Epstein.

Prerequisite(s): RELI 150 , JWST 101 , JWST 201  or permission of the instructor.

Not offered 2018/19.

Two 75-minute periods.

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