JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 003 Jewish Political Tradition: Ideas and Experiences
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
With permission of instructor.
May be elected three times for credit.
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“Classic” Jewish literature (Bible, Talmud) contains no systematic, comprehensive works of political thought, but concepts and values in that literature have informed the political thinking and behavior of Jews for several thousand years. Jews’ political experience has been both as a sovereign people and a dispersed minority. This course explores political ideas in Jewish sources and how they have played out under conditions of sovereignty and dispersion. We study Jewish political organization and communal life, political stratagems and ideology, probing the influence of environment, leadership, and inherited and borrowed ideas. We shall place the Jewish political experience in the larger context of minority and diaspora politics. Some comparisons will be made with other ethnic groups.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
5Graduate Standing
Tu 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: Meets with History 498.001 and LAW 847 Undergrads may register for this class only with permission from the instructor.
003 (SEM)
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with POLSCI 497.001
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