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Jewish Liturgy: Advanced Concepts (Jewish Thought 205)
Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.
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Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate comprehension and analysis of the text of the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Brachos, Supplications, Selections of Psalms and the Tanach) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries; elaborate underlying meanings found in the text; expound on vague or obscure passages; explain halachic practices woven into the prayers; describe historical origins and explain various metaphysical allusions; and discuss a variety of issues in a relatively mature and sophisticated manner through through their responses to the examination questions.
Proficiency exam: The examination covers the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Holy Names, Structure of Blessings, Birkas HaShachar, Birkas HaTorah, Pisukei Dezimra, Shema and its Brachos, Amida, Aleinu) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The Advanced Concepts course focuses on conceptual, philosophical and ethical issues and their textual cues.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation).