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Introduction to Judaism

Course Level-Format:   undergraduate
Instructor: Stephen Wasserstrom
Institution: Reed College

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A course by Stephen Wasserstrom at Reed College analyzes “Judaism’s understanding of itself by examining such central concepts as God, Torah and Israel. This central self-definition will then be tested by means of close readings of selected representative texts, and by investigating the range of Jewish history. In the final Unit we will study the rise of the State of Israel, the Holocaust, and American Jewish movements.”