MECR 5/345 Jewish Thought and Practice - Credit Hours: 3
Semester normally offered: Spring
The course will describe the nature of present-day Jewish religious beliefs, books, and practices with an emphasis on their development throughout the ages.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
- Comparative Religions
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- identify the basic sacred texts of Judaism;
- list the life cycle events and describe how they are celebrated in Judaism;
- discuss how Judaism has developed through history including recent developments in the last century with the establishments of the State of Israel;
- contrast and compare basic concepts of Christianity with Judaism; and
- develop a conceptual structure for understanding the basic theological issues within classical and modern Judaism.
A visit to a synagogue including a reading of the Torah scrolls. A Shabbat service and meal.