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RELI0160

The Jewish Tradition

The Jewish Tradition WT
An introductory course on central themes and problems in Judaism and the life of "the People of the Book," with the goal of understanding contemporary ideas, institutions, and problems of Jewish life and thought in historical perspective. Topics will include: the formative ideas in Jewish thought monotheism, commandment, Torah; liturgy, ritual, and rhythm of Jewish life; theory and practice of the commandments; the tension between textual tradition and innovation; the origins and contemporary denominations of Judaism (Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox); Zionism and the meaning of Israel. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2012

RELI0160A-F12 Lecture (Schine)

Spring 2011

RELI0160A-S11 Lecture (Schine)

Fall 2009

RELI0160A-F09 Lecture (Schine)

Fall 2008

RELI0160A-F08 Lecture (Schine)
RELI0160B-F08 Lecture (Schine)
RELI0160Y-F08 Discussion (Schine)
RELI0160Z-F08 Discussion (Schine)

Fall 2007

RELI0160A-F07 Lecture (Schine)
RELI0160Y-F07 Discussion (Schine)
RELI0160Z-F07 Discussion (Schine)

Fall 2004

RELI0160A-F04 Lecture (Lieber)
RELI0160X-F04 Discussion (Lieber)
RELI0160Y-F04 Discussion (Lieber)
RELI0160Z-F04 Discussion (Lieber)

Spring 2004

RELI0160A-S04 Lecture (Lieber)
RELI0160X-S04 Discussion (Lieber)
RELI0160Y-S04 Discussion (Lieber)
RELI0160Z-S04 Discussion (Lieber)