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Ethics of the Fathers II (ETH-345)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify the textual sources for Torah principles as found in Pirkei Avos; show familiarity with the teachings of Pirkei Avos and the commentary of Rabbeinu Yonah; apply the ethical principles of Pirkei Avos to various practical situations; elaborate the attitudes towards wisdom and how to attain it as expressed in Pirkei Avos; explain the relationship between the ethical teachings of Pirkei Avos and proper interpersonal relations; and explain the beliefs of reward and punishment according to the sages of Pirkei Avos.
Ethics of the Fathers II (ETH-345) is a course which examines the ethical messages and teachings of the last three chapters of Tractate Avos along with the essential comments and teachings of Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona in his commentary on those chapters. Students should know Rabbeinu Yonah’s explanations of the words of the mishnah and the concepts he derives from the mishnah. Concepts addressed in this course involve defining a Torah value system, ethical character traits, ethical attitudes towards Torah study, how to successfully pursue wisdom, and reward and punishment.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Studies, Philosophy, History, Ethics, or Education (5/21).