Basic Jewish concepts; analysis of the fundamental principles of Jewish legal history and thought.
2.000 TO 5.000 Credit hours
This course covers the following basic tenets of Jewish thought:
Section I: The Development of Avraham’s Faith
Section II: Definition of the Mitzvah to Believe in God
Section III: How Do We Ascertain that the Torah is True?
Section IV: Why Did God Give us Mitzvot?
Section V: The Chosen People of the Bible
Section VI: Torah Study
Section VII: Jewish View on Happiness
Section VIII. What is Prayer?
Section IX. Establishing a Context for Understanding Suffering & Adversity
We will also have a brief summary of the following laws:
Laws of Kashrut
Laws of Holidays
Laws of Shabbat
Laws of Prayers
The following lists will be learnt over the semester:
The Jewish Months
The Ten Commandments
The Thirteen Principles of the Rambam
The Seven Noahide Laws
The Six Constant Mitzvot
The Twelve Tribes
Haijioff, Lawrence Moshiach. (2021, Fall), Syllabus, Intro to Judaism - 13915 - JUDS 1001 - J, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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