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The Jewish Home in Traditional Sources I (REL210)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance / Hybrid: Varies.
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and apply the intellectual philosophical and ethical motifs and principles of the unique status of the Jewish Home, as it serves as the foundation of the existence of the Jewish People, prepare original source material from Tanach (Bible) and its commentaries, Midrashic sources, Philosophical (Hashkafic) and Ethical (Mussar) texts that describe the Jewish home.
Major topics taught in this course include: Character Development, building a Sanctuary, power of communication, power of silence, women in the workplace and the place of a career, the Authority of Torah and scholarship over nature, the unique role of Torah, matchmaking and marriage- are matches made in Heaven, primacy of Torah in marriage, marital harmony, gender differences, the power of giving and art of appreciation, struggle of Yaakov and Eisav, partners in Creation, parenting and role modeling and bringing the past into the future. All topics are drawn from, and based on Biblical sources. Topics and sources may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language familiarity with courses in Biblical texts and exegesis.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hebrew Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (3/21).