Jewish Studies 102: Intro to Jewish Literature

Spiritual and Academic approaches to Jewish Literature
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Jewish Studies 102: Intro to Jewish Literature
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (3 ratings)
215 students
Fundamentals of Jewish Literature


  • Jewish Studies 101: Intro the Jewish Studies

This course serves as an introduction to Jewish Literature.  Jewish literature can be sacred and spiritual for the Jewish tradition, and it can be analyzed and deconstructed by academia.  In this course, you will gain a foundational understanding of BOTH the spiritual and academic perspectives on Jewish literature.  You will not only understand the basics of Jewish literature, but you will also learn how to access the literature online, and you will also be able to understand how Jewish literature is utilized as a way of celebrating Jewish holidays and commemorating dates on the Hebrew calendar.  This information is useful for anybody looking to incorporate Jewish literature as a spiritual practice, OR for anybody who is just interested in learning about a very complex and beautiful literary tradition that can bring meaning to lives of all people.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is respectful and curious about the Jewish tradition
Course content
6 sections • 12 lectures • 1h 28m total length
  • Introduction
  • The Sefaria Library
  • What exactly is the Torah?
  • Written Torah vs. Oral Torah
  • The Hebrew Bible, AKA the Tanakh
  • The Written Torah in daily traditional Jewish life
  • The Oral Torah is mainly the Mishnah, the Talmud, and the Midrash
  • The Oral Torah in daily traditional Jewish life
  • Geonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim
  • Kabbalah
  • BONUS LECTURE: Kabbalistic Astrology
  • Conclusion

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