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Fall 2014 Religion W4522 section 001

Call Number 06509
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
303 Altschul Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
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.
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Department Religion @Barnard
Enrollment 7 students as of 12:33AM Friday, February 27, 2015
Subject Religion
Number W4522
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143RELI4522W001

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