Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCohen, Aaron
dc.identifier.citationCohen, A. (2022, Fall). Syllabus : JPHI 1816: Hashkafa of the Vilna Gaon. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.en_US
dc.descriptionCourse syllabus / YU onlyen_US
dc.description.abstractCOURSE OBJECTIVES: The course will consist of an in-depth study of themes in Jewish thought based upon insights and concepts of the Vilna Gaon. Most of the discussions will relate to the holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkos, and Chanukah. Given the brief and often enigmatic presentations typical of the Vilna Gaon, we will utilize numerous additional sources to give context and expand upon the ideas of the Vilna Gaon himself. In this fashion, we will discover how a breadth of sources can be utilized to illuminate concepts in Hashkafa, and we will see that seemingly disparate ideas in fact complement one another and create a tapestry of Torah thought. Some of the ideas presented may be kabbalistic in nature. The course will consistently use the original texts in the presentation of the sources. This is important as authors often elucidate earlier sources and each expositor relates his concept with unique terminology and nuance. While students are not obligated to master the reading of all the sources, strong familiarity in Hebrew text is important to be able to follow the class. There may be some texts, which will identified in advance, that students will need to know for the tests.en_US
dc.publisherStern College for Women, Yeshiva Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStern College for Women Syllabi;JPHI 1816
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectVilna Gaonen_US
dc.subjectElijah ben Solomon, 1720-1797en_US
dc.titleJPHI 1816: Hashkafa of the Vilna Gaonen_US
dc.typeLearning Objecten_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States