Foundations of Jewish Practice

In this course, we will survey the Jewish traditional practices pertaining significant aspects of Jewish life, including Shabbat, Kashrut, and practices concerning the body. The course will be organized according to eight different dichotomies intrinsic to the system of applied halachah (Jewish Law and Custom). As we explore such categories as the permitted and the forbidden; the pure and the impure (tahor/tamei); liability and exemption; we will simultaneously frame and examine specific practices pertaining to Shabbat, kashrut, sex, mikveh, tallit and tefillin. A major goal of this course is to introduce a Renewal perspective on rabbinic concepts, thus giving students the building blocks to continue learning and using Rabbinic Literature as an integral part of there Jewish outlook and practice.

Track: 
Rabbinic
Cantorial
Rabbinic Pastor
Hashpa'ah
Course Type: 
Cantorial: ALEPH Required
Hashpa'ah: ALEPH Required
Rabbinic: ALEPH Required
RP: ALEPH Required