Ancient Jewish Ideas in the Modern Era (Jewish Studies 201)

· July 24, 2020


Various; distance learning format


45 hours (10 weeks).


December 2011 – Present.Instructional delivery format: Hybrid course/exam

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts and application of traditional Jewish teachings and mystical practices within the context of modern society; learn the general structure and order of the Torah belief system and how this defines the essential character of the “Jewish perspectiveā€¯; analyze and assess what happens when the Jewish perspective is at odds with modern opinions and bias; evaluate a wide range of topics, including: the cyclical nature of time; core concepts in Jewish philosophy; ritual practice as related to prayer and the festivals; stringencies in dietary law and animal slaughter, sexual limitations, and freedoms; an explanation of the Torah’s written and oral transmissions; and define the concept of “Chosen People,” and anti-Semitism.


This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It includes a study of faith versus knowledge, Monotheism, the Jewish calendar as a tool for growth, the Jewish view of love, relationships, and prayer, Kosher Laws, Understanding the Shabbat, and History of Oral Law.

Warning: Illegal string offset 'percentage' in /home/statacad/public_html/trio/wp-content/themes/buddyboss-theme/learndash/ld30/template-single-course-sidebar.php on line 107

Warning: Illegal string offset 'percentage' in /home/statacad/public_html/trio/wp-content/themes/buddyboss-theme/learndash/ld30/template-single-course-sidebar.php on line 109
Not Enrolled
This course is currently closed