JWST151 - GREAT BOOKS OF JUDAISM

The study of four paradigmatic classic Jewish texts so as to introduce students to the literature of classic Judaism. Each text will be studied historically -- "excavated" for its sources and roots -- and holistically, as a canonical document in Jewish tradition. While each text will inevitably raise its own set of issues, we will deal throughout the semester with two basic questions: What makes a "Jewish" text? And how do these texts represent different aspects of Jewish identity? All readings will be in translation.
Section 401 - SEM

TR 1030AM-1200PM

STERN, DAVID M.

WILLIAMS HALL 843

Jewish Studies Program
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