Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
MJT 401 Issues in Modern Jewish Theology I and II
June 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Analyze the immediate effects of the Enlightenment and its later ramifications; discuss the foundation and growth of the Bais Yaakov Movement; discuss the oppression of the Jewish people in Europe during the late 19th century and the resulting relocation to America; analyze the effects of life in America on the Jewish immigrants; describe the theological crisis resulting from the Holocaust and the rabbinic response to the crisis; discuss the persecution of Jews in the Soviet Union and their spiritual rebirth; describe the Kiruv Movement; discuss the growth of Heterodoxy in America, its decline, and the growth of Orthodoxy; describe the growth of the Chareidi population and political power in the State of Israel.
In order to prepare for this exam, students must study the following topics: The twentieth century: A century in turmoil; responses to Secularism and Atheism; women’s religious education; pogrom, oppression, relocationt; he American Challenge; Zionism and the land of Israel; science, Ttechnology, Torah; Holocaust, Faith in Crisis; Post-Holocaust, faith regrowth; intermarriage and Half-Jews, Anti-Zionist Jews; the Soviet Challenge; the demise of Heterodoxy, the growth of Orthodoxy; Chareidi community in the State of Israel.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Ethics, Philosophy, Sociology, Jewish History, or Religious Studies (6/23).