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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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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 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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