What is the relationship between Jewish texts and Jewish life? This unit explores Judaism's foundational beliefs, rituals and traditions through its core texts--classical, medieval and modern. Tracing the evolution of Judaism from its roots in the ancient Near East to the diversity of its modern incarnations, it provides a window into the intellectual, ethical and cultural traditions that have shaped the oldest of the three monotheistic religions.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week.
1x 2500wd research essay (40%), x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%)