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Fall 2014 Religion W4522 section 001

Call Number 06509
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Beth A Berkowitz
Course Description Prerequisites: Hebrew language, background in Jewish Studies. Explores how Jews from antiquity to modernity have struggled to create a distinct Jewish identity in the context of dominant non-Jewish cultures. Examines the interpretive history of Leviticus 18:3, "...and in their laws you shall not go," a verse that instructs Israel to be different from surrounding peoples. Considers Bible-reading as a means for creating identity and highlights the dynamics of negative identity definition (the self/Other binary). Emphasis is on primary texts from the Bible to modern Jewish legal responsa, but contemporary scholarship will accompany the sources.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Religion
Enrollment 11 students as of 11:57PM Thursday, July 24, 2014
Subject Religion
Number W4522
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143RELI4522W001

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