LECTURE TOPICS

 

 

 

  1. WHAT IS JEWISH SPIRITUALITY? A CRITICAL APPROACH.
  2. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE? JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE.
  3. JEWISH GOD CONCEPTS.
  4. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS: LAW OR WISDOM SAYINGS?
  5. SEPHARADIC AND ASHKENAZIC JEWRY; DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES.
  6. BIBLICAL THEOLOGY; GOD, COVENANT AND PROPHECY.
  7. THE BIBLE AND THE ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CULTURE.
  8. WHAT DOES PRAYER ACCOMPLISH?
  9. THE FALSE MESSIAH: SABBETAI ZEVI
  10. BIBLICAL HEBREW
  11. JEWISH MYTHS (e.g., Eve and the Apple; Noah’s Ark; Did Moses Have Horns?)  
  12.  TEXT-BASED DISCUSSIONS ON:

   A.    JEWISH SUPERSTITIONS

    B.   JEWISH ETHICAL WILLS

    C.     TRANSITIONS IN LEADERSHIP

      D.    FAMOUS JEWISH SHORT STORIES