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