RS 113 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 010119 – The Quest for Meaning in Modern Judaism

How does an ancient religious tradition remain relevant in the face of shifting cultural morals and beliefs and especially in light of the West’s emphasis on relativism and freedom of choice? This course will explore the major themes and challenges that face Judaism and the Jewish people at the start of the 21st century. We will compare the insights of an extremely diverse group of Jewish thinkers on the place of tradition in the modern world, and examine the perpetual quest for meaning at the core of Judaism. [Note: This course fulfills an Area 1B requirement for Religious Studies majors.] Antireq: RS 150 taken prior to Fall 2008(Cross-listed with JS 150)

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