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    • Chasidut - 15082 - JPHI 1825 - N 

      Reichman, Zev (2021-09)
      Course Syllabus: The student will learn about the history and key terms of the Chassidic movement. Students will learn how to critically examine the philosophy of the Chassidic masters, as well as understand the historic ...
    • Concepts in Jewish Thought - 15411 - JPHI 1119 - L 

      Haijioff, Lawrence Moshiach (2021-09)
      This course covers the following basic tenets of Jewish beliefs: Body and Soul: Part I. Creation of the First Person Part II. How the Body was Created Part III. Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Part IV. ...
    • Eastern European Jewish Thought - 15081 - JPHI 1815 - P 

      Reichman, Zev (2021-09)
      Course objective: The student will learn to critically examine the thought of Rabbi Schneur Zalman and his key terms. Students will develop the ability to interpret Chassidic texts and to understand the historic context ...
    • Intro to Jewish Philosophy - 14097 - JPHI 1131 - F 

      Schimmel, Ilan S. (2021-09)
      Course Objectives 1. This course allows students to engage with fundamental questions about Jewish thought that pertain to critical issues, such as: ● Should our religious beliefs be based upon rational arguments or ...
    • Jewish Ethics - 13899 - JPHI 1204 - F 

      Shatz, David C. (2021-09)
      This course will examine the nature, basis and scope of Jewish ethics. Our emphasis will be on determining the extent to which Jewish law interacts with secular ethical principles and reasoning, using classical sources, ...
    • JHIS 4935: Conversion to and from Judaism in Historical Perspective 

      Levin, Chaviva (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-01)
      Course Description and Objectives:¶ This course will use the experience of conversion to and from Judaism as a lens through which to examine the Jewish past. Religious conversion, which centers on questions of individual ...
    • JHIS 4938H - A Topics: Malbim & Modernity / JPHI 1918H – A Topics: Malbim & Modernity 

      Lerner, Dov (2021-01)
      Course Overview The aim of this class is to explore the thought of one of the most well-known Jewish exegetes of the nineteenth century—Malbim—with a heavy emphasis on his historical and intellectual context. We will ...
    • JPHI 1131 - EM Introduction to Jewish Philosophy 

      Schimmel, Ilan (2021-01)
      Objectives of the course This semester we will focus on a variety of significant topics in Jewish thought. Through studying the writings of seminal Jewish thinkers from both the medieval and modern periods, we will ...
    • JPHI 1372 - N Polish Hasidism 

      Reichman, Zev (2021-01)
      Course Description: Studying the unique texts and ideas of Polish Chassidut with a primary focus on Shem Mishmuel and Sefat Emet on the parashah. Student Learning Objectives: The student will critically examine the ...
    • JPHI 1654 - F Philosophy of Maimonides 

      Shatz, David C. (2021-01)
      This course is online and predominantly synchronous, with occasional short asynchronous videos. Aims of the course Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed (Moreh Nevukhim) is the most famous work in the history of Jewish ...
    • JPHI 1825 – P Chassidut 

      Reichman, Zev (2021-01)
      Course Description: An Introduction to the Chassidic movement and its primary Torah ideas. Student Learning Objectives: The student will critically examine the historical background, basic concepts, and key terms of ...
    • JPHI 1905 - D1 Philosophy of Prayer 

      Ismach, Shmuel (2021-01)
      Description and Goals: This class will take a close look at the Jewish prayer book and the experience of contemporary Jewish prayer in an attempt to understand the practical goals of Jewish Prayer. What are we attempting ...
    • JPHI 1918: Philosophy and Tanakh 

      Schimmel, Ilan (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2022-01)
      COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course will focus on philosophical concepts and themes that arise from classical biblical narratives. Through closely examining these topics, students will arrive at a deeper understanding of ...
    • JPHI 4931 - FGW Topics: Human Nature & Jewish Thought 

      Schimmel, Ilan S. (2021-01)
      Objectives of the course This semester, we will focus on various conceptions of human nature and the significant role that these conceptions assume in shaping theological and religious categories. Our study of this ...
    • JPHI 4932 - FGM Topics: Redemption-Contempory Jewish Thought 

      Tessone, Moshe (2021-01)
      Course Description: This course will present and survey approaches to the concept of redemption through the prism of Jewish thought and Jewish observance. A main goal of the course is to develop an understanding of ...
    • JPHI1650H: Maimonides and his Enemies 

      Lerner, Dov (The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought ; Stern College for Women, 2022-01)
      COURSE OVERVIEW This semester we will explore the legacy of perhaps the most renowned and influential Jewish thinker in history: Maimonides. Over the first half of the course, we will examine his historical and intellectual ...
    • JUDS 1489 - J Interpersonal Relationships 

      Laufer, Charles Kalman (2021-01)
      NOTE: This course offering is listed as “Interpersonal Relationships” as it fulfills that requirement for Sy Syms students. Course Overview This course will focus on understanding how Halacha governs the flow of Capital ...
    • Philo. of Rav Soloveitchik - 14183 - JPHI 1845 - G 

      Schimmel, Ilan S. (2021-09)
      Course Objectives The religious philosophy of R. Soloveitchik has significantly impacted the modern orthodox Jewish community as well as the trajectory of contemporary Jewish thought. Understanding and appreciating why ...
    • Topics: Philosophy of Rabbi Sacks - 15412 - JPHI 4934H - E 

      Lerner, Dov (2021-09)
      Course Overview The aim of this class is to explore the thought of perhaps the most renowned and influential teachers of Judaism at the start of the twenty-first century: the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. With such a ...
    • Topics: Psychology & Jewish Thought - 15413 - JPHI 4935H - M 

      Schiffman, Mordechai (2021-09)
      _Course Description_ This course will explore the connections between Torah sources and modern psychological theories and research on essential topics of human nature. Topics will cut to the core of what it means to be ...