Judaic Studies

The major in Judaic Studies requires an additional 15 credits (5 courses), one of which must be an Advanced Topics course.

The minor requires an additional 6 credits (2 courses); one course with relevant content taken in a different department, and one Judaic Studies Advanced Topics course.

Please refer to student Bulletin for fuller description of Judaic Studies Major/Minor.

The following is a sampling of classes in each of three areas of study in the Judaic Studies Department.

Judaic Studies Bible (JSB)

Advanced   Honors
JSB 209 - Biblical Themes JSB 522 NH - David: Poet and King
JSB 530 - Classic Sephardic Commentators JSB 351 NH - Exodus - Maharal
JSB 412 - Women In The Bible JSB 472 2NH - Ezra and Nehemiah
JSB 241 - Proverbs JSB 356 NH - Biblical Poetry - Prophets
JSB 391 - Topics in Early Prophets: Eliyahu Ha-Navi JSB 493 NH - Adv. Topics Bible: Asseret Ha-Dibrot

Judaic Studies Law (JSL)

Advanced   Honors
JSL 362 - Jewish Business Ethics JSL 396 NH - Topics in Responsa Literature
JSL 351 - Foundations of Jewish Law JSL 432 2NH - Land of Israel in Jewish Law and Thought
JSL 245 - Jewish Life Cycle JSL 432 NH - Contemporary Problems in Halakhah
JSL 364 - Halakhah and Psychology

Judaic Studies Heritage (JSH)

Advanced   Honors
JSH 543 - Kuzari JSL 546 NH - Torah and Science
JSH 157 - Structure & Development of Jewish Prayer JSH 258 NH - Jewish Thought: The Hasidic Masters
JSH 245 - Life & Works of Rashi JSH 354 2NH - Issues in Contemporary Jewish Thought
JSH 289 - Topics in Maimonidean Code JSH 451 2NH - Ein Yaakov

The following is a sample of Advanced Topics courses.

Advanced   Honors
JSB 493 - Adv. Topics Bible: Megillot JSB 493 NH - Adv. Topics Bible: Mishkan and Its Vessels
JSL 493 - Adv. Topics Law: The Seven Noahide Laws JSL 493 NH - Adv. Topics Law: Medical Issues
JSL 493 - Adv. Topics Law: Between Man and Man JSH 493 NH - Adv. Topics Thought: Kiddush Hashem in Ashkenaz
JSH 493 - Adv. Topics Thought: Idealogical Issues