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Topics in Biblical Studies

HEJS 5300 - Topics in Biblical Studies

Topics in the historical, literary and philosophical study of the Bible with special emphasis on current methodological issues.

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HEJS 5301 - Hebrew Wisdom Literature

Systematic examination of classical wisdom texts in the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Literature focusing on their contribution to world ethical literature. Taught in English.

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HEJS 5303 - Religion of Ancient Israel

Significant aspects of the religion of ancient Israel: The God-human relationship, the origins of good and evil, law and covenant, kingship, prophecy, ritual and morality, repentance and redemption. Taught in English.

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HEJS 5305 - Bible and Archaeology

Chronological and cultural structure of the Ancient Near East from the third millennium (3000 BCE) through the beginnings of the Byzantine period (4th century CE) with an emphasis upon the textual information presented by the Bible.

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HEJS 5311 - History and Literature of Talmudic Palestine

A discussion of select topics and texts pertaining to religious, social, and political currents in Talmudic Palestine. Taught in English.

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HEJS 5313 - Israel and the Ancient Near East

History, literature, religion and archaeology of the Ancient Near East emphasizing the role Israel played within the context of Mesopotamia and Egyptian history and culture.

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HEJS 5315 - Ancient Jewish Fictions

Hellenistic Jewish Literature in the context of ancient fictions.

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HEJS 5316 - Jewish Martyrdom in the Middle Ages

Open to graduate students in Judaic Studies, Medieval Studies, Religion, English, Comparative Literature; others with consent of instructor. Jewish martyrdom from LateAntiquity through the Middle Ages, in text and practice. From rabbinic legends to medieval resistance.

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HEJS 5325 - Seminar on the Holocaust: Philosophical and Historical Issues

Study of philosophical and historical issues related to the occurrence and analysis of the Holocaust.

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HEJS 5326 - Translating Scripture

Open to graduate students in Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Medieval Studies, Classical and Mediterranean Studies, English, and Medieval Studies, others with permission; The history of Bible translations, from the ancient Aramaic and Greek versions of the Hebrew Scriptures to modern English translations.

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HEJS 5343 - Seminar on American Jewry

Applications of sociological theory and methods to the analysis of American Jewry.

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HEJS 5351 - Seminar on Modern Jewish Philosophy

Study of the principal issues and figures in Jewish philosophy from the Enlightenment to the present. Topics considered include the nature (and possibility) of Jewish philosophy, the concepts of God, nature, and the world, the status of religious knowledge, law and practice, the concept of election in relation to the people and land of Israel. Thinkers to be considered and read include Moses Mendelssohn, Solomon Maimon, S.R. Hirsch, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Ahad Ha’am, Martin Buber, Emanuel Levinas, A.J. Heschel, and Joseph Soloveitchik.

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HEJS 5353 - Modern European Jewish History

Selected topics in Modern European Jewish History between the Enlightenment and the establishment of the State of Israel.

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HEJS 5355 - Topics in Jewish Ethics

Topics in Jewish ethics as reflected in literature and history, including social ethics, political ethics, economic and business ethics, sexual ethics, medical and bioethics, and others.

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HEJS 5371 - Jews, Turks, and Moors, in Early Modern Europe

Examination of the varied representations of Jews, Muslims, andAfricans in early modern culture through a study of travel narratives,poetry, religious texts, and dramatic literature.

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HEJS 5390 - Independent Study

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HEJS 5397 - Special Topics in Judaic Studies

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HEJS 94400 - HEJS History 4000 Level

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