Middlebury

RELI 0160

Jewish Traditions

Jewish Traditions
“Traditions” are not static, but a constant interplay between continuity and creativity. What do classical Jewish texts (Bible, Rabbinic literature) tell us about Judaism’s origins? How have the core concepts and practices of Judaism morphed into a cluster of traditions that has endured over two millennia? With these questions in mind, we will study central ideas in Jewish thought, rituals, and their transformations, culminating in individual projects involving the investigation a contemporary movement, congregation or trend in contemporary Jewish life, e.g. Reform, Reconstructionism, mystical (neo-Kabbalistic) revivals, or “secular” Judaism. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:
JWST 0160

Sections

Fall 2018

RELI0160A-F18 Lecture (Schine)

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)