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Jewish Studies

Jewish studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the diversity and complexity of the Jewish experience.

It treats Judaism not as a fixed system but as a cluster of ideas that has shifted and continues to develop in response to historical necessities and alongside other cultures. Two strands are central to Jewish studies: the study of Jewish intellectual life and the study of Jewish identity, both their religious and secular aspects. Central to both strands is the understanding that there is no singular or essential Judaism, Jewish thought, Jewish place or Jewish identity.

Sample Courses:

Hebrew Bible; Topics: Holocaust History, Modern Jewish Writers, Jerusalem: The Holy City