Explores the dynamic interactions between contemporary social, political, and intellectual forces and today's changing religious landscape. Critical analysis of the ways n which religious ideologies and communities transform themselves in relationship to geographical contexts and historical processes. Examines Jews and Judaism as a lens for considering changes to religious life.
Interested in the innovations transforming Judaism and other religious traditions today? This course explores the ecosystem of Jewish initiatives that have emerged in the last two decades. Special emphasis on the larger social, political, and religious trends shaping these changes to Jewish life. Students from a variety of background are encouraged to participate in this effort to understand and evaluate the impact of this dramatic evolution of religious practice and spiritual community building.
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