Introduction to Judaism (2016)

intro to Judaism flyer

Just out of my introduction to Judaism, which I teach every fall semester. I tried something new this year after working through the what-is-Judaism-religion-or-culture exercise. I’m not sure why I ever did it this way. Maybe today I was just tired of listening to my own voice. I simply asked them what they expected and/or wanted from the class. They weren’t after doxa and norms. In their words, they want “depth,” “nuance,” “variation,” “interpretation,” and “independent thinking.”

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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