Course syllabus / YU only
Students in this course will explore the differences of laws and customs among various Jewish
communities, especially those from the Middle East and Spanish Portuguese. We will trace the
sources of these practices back to their sources and include some historical study of these
communities. Through reading primary sources, we will become familiar with some of the great
poskim and sages from the Sephardic world. We will also learn about some of the liturgy of
these communities including the variations of Nusah, samplings of piyyutim and their tunes, and
the function and chanting of the Ta’amim (cantillation).
All readings are available through Canvas and should be prepared before each class.
HIdary, R. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: JUDS 1474: Sephardic Law and Liturgy. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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