Studying
Religion in
Culture


REL 224.001
Judaism

 

Professor
Dr. Steven L. Jacobs
sjacobs@bama.ua.edu
Office: Manly Hall 201
Office Hour:
TR 9:30-10:30 (by appt.) &
12:30-1:30 (open door)

Class Times: TR 11:00-12:15
Class Location: Lloyd 306

 

 

Description

This course is an introduction to Judaism that will examine history, philosophy, theology, holiday/festival and life cycles, as well as contemporary experiences including the Holocaust and the rebirth of the state of Israel. HU INB


Syllabus

Spring 2017 (PDF)


Books (required)

Jacobs, Steven L.
The Jewish Experience
Fortress Press, 2010
ISBN: 0800696638

Rosenfeld, Gavriel
What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism
Cambridge University Press, 2016
ISBN: 110703762X

Kirsch, Adam
The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
W.W. Norton & Company, 2016
ISBN: 0393241769


Course Readings

"Effective Source Analysis"