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Noam Pianko
SISJE 325
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Judaism in a Global Context

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.

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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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Loryn Hazan Paxton
Date: 02/07/2011