HDS 1667a

Judaism: The Liturgical Year

Jon D. Levenson


An introduction to the Jewish tradition through an examination of its liturgical calendar. To include the ancient Near Eastern affinities and biblical forms of the Jewish holidays; the observance of the holidays in rabbinic law; their characteristic themes as developed in rabbinic non-legal literature; their special biblical readings; the evolution of the holidays over the centuries; and contemporary theological reflection upon them. Emphasis will be placed upon classic texts, with a focus on theological and literary issues. No prerequisite.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1212a


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Jewish Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None