JUDAIC 467 - Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism
Section: 001 Sacred Story and the Literary Imagination in Judaism
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course seeks to open the student to the process of text reading and interpretation that lie at the heart of Judaism as a religious and literary tradition. We will focus on several key episodes in the Biblical narrative, such as the Garden of Eden; the Binding of Isaac; Jacob’s encounters with the divine; the Joseph cycle; and the Exodus from Egypt. Both the later Jewish and the more general Western traditions have long been fascinated by the richness of meanings to be found in these passages. This course will examine various attempts, both within classical Judaism and beyond it, to come to terms with these “events.” We will thereby illumine the ways in which cultural traditions are preserved, expanded, and radically altered in varying historical settings.

Note: An optional Hebrew section of the course (for one credit hour) will be available to interested students who have completed HJCS 301 or the equivalent. This will be arranged with the instructor at the first class meeting.

JUDAIC 467 - Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Cross-listing includes Judaic 467, HJCS 577 & REL 471.
002 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Cross-listing includes Judaic 467, HJCS 577 & REL 471.
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