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)
|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)
|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)
|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.
|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|