Introduction to Jewish Thought

Jewish Thought touches on universal themes of spirituality, ethics, psychology, and society – using a uniquely Jewish vocabulary drawn from Torah. Every historical era creatively uses Torah stories, metaphors, and teachings to advance our understanding. In this course we will become acquainted with these “faces of Torah” as they appear across Jewish history. We will sample classic texts from TaNaCh, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Philosophy, Medieval Torah commentary, Kabbalah and Hasidut. When we learn the language and style of Jewish thought, we gain keys to vast resources of spiritual teaching.

Department: 
Track: 
Rabbinic
Cantorial
Rabbinic Pastor
Course Type: 
Elective