|Courses taught in Hebrew are cross listed with Hebrew; those taught in English or in translation are cross listed with Greek, Hebrew, and Roman Classics.|
0051. Beginner's Hebrew I (4 s.h.) F. Cross Listed with Hebrew 0051.
Cross Listed with Hebrew 0051.
Cultivation of the ability to read, write, and speak the language. Study of a basic vocabulary and fundamental rules of grammar.
0052. Beginner's Hebrew II (4 s.h.) S. Cross Listed with Hebrew 0052.
Cross Listed with Hebrew 0052.
Continuation of Beginner's Hebrew I with emphasis on conversation and composition. Reading of easy vocalized literature and reports.
C061. Intermediate Hebrew I (4 s.h.) F. Core: LB. Cross Listed with Hebrew C061.
Cross Listed with Hebrew C061.
Reading of moderately difficult Hebrew texts with discussion in Hebrew. Introduction to nonvocalized literature. Principles of vocalization and the irregular verb in all its conjugations. Laboratory work emphasizes the retelling of literature.
0062. Intermediate Hebrew II (4 s.h.) S. Cross Listed with Hebrew 0062.
Cross Listed with Hebrew 0062.
Continuation of Intermediate Hebrew I.
0005. The Image of the Jew in the Motion Picture (3 s.h.)
This course will vary by semester offering various approaches to issues of Jews and film. It will include topics such as: Eastern and Central European Jewish films; American Jews and Hollywood; films about Jews, Israeli film, and selected Jewish filmmakers and their works.
0110. What is Judaism? (3 s.h.) F. Cross Listed with Religion 0224.
Cross Listed with Religion 0224.
This course introduces students to the beliefs, rituals, customs, and practices of the Jewish people in a historical context through an analysis of a variety of religious, cultural, and political texts and artifacts.
0112. Foundations of Judaism (3 s.h.) F. Cross Listed with History W255.
Cross Listed with History W255.
This course presents an introductory survey of Jewish life during the period in which the central texts or rabbinic Judaism were composed--Mishnah, the Talmud, midrash, and classical rabbinic commentaries on the Bible. The nature of God, creation, divine providence, prayer, life after death, Israel as the chosen people, messianism, and Jewish ethics are studied in the light of the growing and changing Jewish conceptions of this period.
0121. Survey of Jewish History (3 s.h.) Cross Listed with History 0112.
Cross Listed with History 0112.
Jewish history from the destruction of the Second Jewish Commonwealth to the creation of the State of Israel. The course will examine minority status, migration, persecution, economic adaptation, gender roles in different environments, acculturation and identity. The survey includes: the medieval Jewish experience under both Christian and Islamic rule; the development of Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the United States; the changing role of Jewish women; the rise of Zionism; and the Holocaust.
W122. Modern Jewish History (3 s.h.) Core: WI. Cross Listed with History W255.
Cross Listed with History W255.
This course considers the impact of modernity on Jews and Judaism in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. We will discuss the process of emancipation and assimilation; religious reform movements and modern Orthodoxy; the emergence of the Jewish "New Woman"; the involvement of Jews in liberalism, socialism and communism; the evolution of Zionism and the State of Israel; modern anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; and the complex issues relating to modern Jewish identity.
0141. Mideast Literature in Translation (3 s.h.) SS. Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0275.
Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0275.
This course includes a selection of translated short stories from Arabic and Hebrew. It offers a view of life in the Middle East in the last forty years in the eyes of writers from Syria, Israel, Iran, Egypt, and Lebanon.
H190. Honors - Special Topics (3 s.h.)
Course content varies each semester.
Note: Honors students can obtain a description of the current version at the Jewish Studies office, Anderson Hall, Room 641.
0200. Topics in Jewish Studies (3 s.h.) F S SS.
Course content varies each semester.
Note: Students can obtain a description of the current version at the Jewish Studies office, Anderson Hall, Room 641.
0211. The Philosophies of Judaism (3 s.h.) Cross Listed with Political Science 0270 and Religion 0225.
Cross Listed with Political Science 0270 and Religion 0225.
Close study of works by one or more political philosophers, stressing their relevance to an understanding of contemporary politics.
W221. Introduction to the Bible (3 s.h.) F S SS. Core: WI. Cross Listed with Religion W240.
Cross Listed with Religion W240.
Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. What is the Bible? Where did it come from? How can there be so many different interpretations of the Bible? An examination of the historical and religious background of the Hebrew Scriptures and the various kinds of literature in the Bible.
0223. Jewish Experience in America (3 s.h.) Cross Listed with History 0285.
Cross Listed with History 0285.
This course considers evolution of the Jewish community in the United States from its colonial beginnings to the present day. Topics include: the immigrant experiences of various waves of migration; the development of the major religious movements within Judaism: Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist; the role of Jews in American life and politics; the changing roles of American Jewish women; American anti-Semitism; Black-Jewish relations; relationship between American Jews and Israel; assimilation and identity.
0231. Literature and Art of the Holocaust (3 s.h.) F SS. Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0279/W279.
Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0279/W279.
One of the main assumptions of the course is that the Holocaust, which was considered to be a Jewish catastrophe, is humanity's catastrophe and affirmation of the bankruptcy and failing of western civilization. The literature of the Holocaust transmits the horrors and terrors in concentration camps, on the trains and in the snowy fields.
Note: The course will be offered in English.
0232. Israel in the Middle East (3 s.h.) S. Cross Listed with GHR Classics C086 or Hebrew C086.
Cross Listed with GHR Classics C086 or Hebrew C086.
Law, geography, education, religion, politics, eastern and western communities, and culture examined by experts in three fields.
Note: This course will be offered in English.
0233/W233. Jewish Humor Past and Present (3 s.h.) S SS. Core: for W233: WI. Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0278/W278.
Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0278/W278.
The development of Jewish humor from the medieval period to the present. The course will focus on the different literary forms of wit and humor.
R234. Anti-Semitism/Holocaust/Racism (3 s.h.) S. Core: RS. Cross Listed with History R108.
Cross Listed with History R108.
A history of anti-Semitism with a focus on the Holocaust and racism. This course will investigate the development and implementation of racial anti-Semitism in Germany and compare Nazi anti-Semitism with other forms of racism and anti-Semitism in Europe and America. It will also explore the connection between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, the growth of neo-Nazism, and the complex relationship between American Jews and African Americans.
0299. Jewish Studies Internship (3 s.h.) F S.
The Jewish Studies internship course is designed to enable Temple students to work in the Jewish community both to do hands-on work in a Jewish cultural, historical, communal or religious organization in Philadelphia's vibrant Jewish community and do a research project on some aspect of their work. With the director of Jewish Studies, the students will work out a set of readings appropriate to their individual research project.
Note: Special authorization required for all students.
0312. Love Themes in Hebrew Literature (3 s.h.) F. Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0150.
Cross Listed with GHR Classics 0150.
The development of the different love themes from the Song of Songs, through the golden age of Spain, Hebrew poetry in Italy, the Enlightenment, revival period, and Israeli literature. Among the themes will be great expectations, happiness and unity, and the happy hell of withered love. Changes in style, form, and content will be emphasized and recurring symbols will be discussed.
0331. Israel and the Arabs (3 s.h.) F. Cross Listed with History 0230.
Cross Listed with History 0230.
Development of Israel and its relationship with its Arab neighbors. Includes a discussion of the evolution of Zionism, the growth of Arab nationalism, the creation of the Jewish State, the plight of the Palestinian refugees, and an evaluation of peace prospects in the Middle East.
0333. Women in Judaism (3 s.h.) S. Cross Listed with Religion 0301.
Cross Listed with Religion 0301.
This interdisciplinary course will explore issues of gender in various Jewish texts and practices. Using feminist theory it will ask questions about how normative notions of Jewish masculinity and femininity have been constructed in different texts from different historical periods. Students will engage in close readings of contemporary and ancient texts.
0342. Independent Study in Jewish Studies (3 s.h.) F S SS.
Intensive study under individual guidance in a specific area suggested by the student and approved by the faculty adviser from the Jewish Studies faculty.