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REL 303 Judaism (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core. (First semester—odd years/ 3 credits) 

An introduction to Judaism covering major events in Jewish history, central teachings and important rituals and practices. Will involve reading selections from Jewish scripture (Tanakh), rabbinical texts and excerpts from the writings of well-known Jewish thinkers. Special attention will be given to Hasidism, Judaism in America and contemporary issues.