JST 200 Introduction to Judaism

Fall 2022, Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:45, Aubert Hall 326

Course Description: 
This course presents students with a survey of the developments in Jewish belief, practice, institutions and self-understanding from the Biblical period through the present day. Through the study of both primary and secondary sources, students will become familiar with the major canonical texts of Judaism, religious law, liturgy, rites of passage, the Sabbath, and festivals. Students will learn how Jewish values, beliefs, philosophies, rituals, and institutions developed within a variety of historical and cultural settings. Students will learn of the unique way in which Jews and Judaism engage with themselves, with G-d, and with humanity. 

No prerequisites.

General Education: Western Cultural Tradition.