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JST 511 - Love, Lament, and Realism: The Five Scrolls

The Five Scrolls (the five Biblical books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther) are read in synagogue on the major Jewish holidays. They reflect a whole range of emotion and historical situations, from national defeat to national triumph, and from cynicism and pessimism to the glories of human kindness and love.  The books will be studied in light of traditional and modern commentary.(Classical)