An Introduction to Sabbath Liturgy

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Course ID: Jewish Studies 40616
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Undergraduate), Jewish Studies (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

This course explores the basic themes, structure, and background of the Sabbath liturgy.  The liturgy will be examined in the light of its relationship to biblical roots and to parallel rabbinic texts.  Its concepts will be discussed as embodiments of basic rabbinic Jewish values in their intellectual and emotional aspect and as responses to human existence and to national experience. The role of prayer in modern Judaism will also receive detailed attention.