Jewish Studies-A Survey of Jewish History
The Survey of Jewish History course examines the scope of Jewish existence over the past 3,500 years. Beginning with the Hebrew Scriptures or "Tanakh," we trace the steps of the first monotheistic believers from Abraham through the first Temple Period, into Babylonia Exile and the return to the Land of Israel. Here, the Covenant and commitment to the Land of Israel play a major role.
The course also examines the relationship between the modern Jewish State and the Jewish Diaspora. It provides an overview of contemporay Jewish culture and customs in Israel, introducing students to subjects like holidays and the Shabbat.