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Principles of Jewish Faith and Their Biblical Origins (PHI350)
39 hours (13 weeks).
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: analyze the subtleties of the Torah’s language to infer the connotations indicated; synthesize the thoughts of various exegetes; extrapolate the significance of the writings of classical Jewish philosophers and expositors.
Repentance, signs of Mashiach and what will change, preparation for receiving the Torah, service of G-d from fear and from love, women and Torah, the significance of the way G-d took the Jews out of Egypt, a “nation of priests”, kedushah, prophecy, unity, equality and hierarchy, relation between oral and written Torah, the Ten Commandments, idolatry, jealousy, Shabbos, taking G-d’s name in vain, G-d’s “work”, nefesh yeseira, the two sides of the Tablets of the Law, deveikus, Israel’s intimate relationship with G-d, and absolute truth. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language, familiarity with courses in Biblical texts and exegesis, two courses in Jewish Philosophy, or permission from the instructor.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Bible Studies, Religion, or Hebraic/Judaic Studies (3/21).