RELS027 - 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 0430PM-0600PM
CARASIK, MICHAEL A.
WILLIAMS HALL 29