RELS523 - MEDIEVAL JEWISH CULTURE: Medieval Jewish Culture

Topic for Fall 2012:Medieval Sepharad. Through close reading of Hebrew primary sources, students will explore developments in Sephardi culture from the 11th through the 16th centuries. Topics to be examined include Sephardi preoccupation with the biblical text; medieval Sepharadic belle lettres, scriptural exegesis and historiographic writings; Karaite-Rabbanite interactions; Jewish-Islamic interactions, and the nexus of philosophy and kabbalah. Students must be able to read unpointed Hebrew texts. Undergarduates require instructor's permission. Primary sources include readings from ancient, medieval and early modern Jewishtexts. Students must be able to read unvocalized Hebrew. Open to undergraduates only with the instructor's permission.
Section 401 - SEM
R 0600PM-0900PM
FISHMAN, TALYA
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493