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Advanced Topics in Jewish Philosophy (PHI320)

Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop a rigorous methodology for analyzing and locating issues and views within the matrix of Jewish philosophy and historiography, and articulate the response of historical Judaism to the challenge of modernity.

Instruction: 

Major topics covered in the course are: the Oral Law and Rabbinical authority; analysis of critique of nontraditional trends in Judaism; immanental and eschatological aspects of Divinity and the relation of Torah to the physical world: contrasting views up until contemporary times; Jewish thought and commentary on modern anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; the issue of Da'as Torah in its historical and modern expressions; parameters of traditional Jewish faith in the contemporary world. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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