Course syllabus / YU only
¶Course Description: This course will deal with a number of different issues that are of current
interest in the Jewish community:
• The Status of Jerusalem in Christianity, Islam and Judaism
• Must I Love Every Jew?:
The Status of Non-Observant Jews in Jewish Law and Tradition
• The Ethics of Truth Telling in Jewish Law and Tradition
• Judaism and General Culture: Meaning and Significance
• Commemorating the Holocaust: Yom Hashoah or Tisha B’Av?
¶Goal: To critically examine a series of important issues facing the Jewish community today from
intellectual, historical and emotional perspectives.
¶Objectives: Students should be able to reflect critically on these issues. They will be expected
to appreciate how a more sophisticated and in-depth understanding of them will enhance their
ability to be thoughtful and engaged Jews in a more meaningful way. They will also be expected
be able to articulate their ideas on these matters, orally and in writing
Schachter, J. J. & Fertig, S. Z. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: JUDS 1602: Modern Jewish Problems. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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