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Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI311)

Formerly Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI411)
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 discuss the fundamental concepts of the Chassidic world view and the ideological conflict between Chassidim and Mitnagdim.

Instruction: 

Major topics covered in this course include historical background; the opposition to Chassidut; Rebbe and Chassid; G-d's withdrawal and the Divine Light; Elul and Rosh Hashanah; Lech Lecha; the forefathers; Esoteric Rectification; worship through corporeality; the nature of exile; Chanukah; Menorah and Mezuzah; The Eighth Day of Chanukah; topics in Tzavaat HaRivash; Divine Providence and Creation; Creation and the Tabernacle; Purim: fasting and deliverance; Jjy; Rosh Chodesh; renewal; Passover insights; Iyar; and preparation for Torah.

Credit recommendation: 

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

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