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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JST 200 - Introduction to Judaism

This course presents students with a survey of the developments in Jewish belief, practice, institutions and self-understanding from the Biblical period through the present day. Through the study of both primary and secondary sources, students will become familiar with the major canonical texts of Judaism, religious law, liturgy, rites of passage, the Sabbath and festivals. Students will learn how Jewish values, beliefs, philosophies, rituals and institutions developed within a variety of historical and cultural settings. Students will learn of the unique way in which Jews and Judaism engage with themselves, with G-d, and with humanity.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3