Middlebury

RELI0160

The Jewish Tradition

The Jewish Tradition
How did monotheism emerge in the ancient Middle East? What did God command the Jews to do? (And when God spoke, were they already Jews?) How did they transform this message into a tradition that has endured over two millennia? In this course we will study the tension between preservation and innovation in the Jewish tradition by exploring ritual, practice, classical texts, and their interpretations: Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, medieval philosophy (Maimonides), poetry (Halevi), and mysticism (Zohar and Lurianic Kabbalah). 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2015

RELI0160A-F15 Lecture (Schine)

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)