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Judaism & Gender (3 cr.)
Sarah Imhoff
JSTU-J 403 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies #30412 / REL-A 440 Judaism & Gender: Philosophical & Theological Perspectives #30714
MW 2:30-3:45

This course engages Jewish tradition from its canonical texts to present-day issues. We will explore how Jewish traditions see the differences between men and women. How have different Jewish communities interpreted the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish texts when they make statements about women? How do Jewish communities of today approach gendered issues such as sex, marriage, dress, public and private spheres, and women in leadership?

Beginning Summer 2011 & after: CASE A&H, CASE GCC, Intensive Writing
Before Summer 2011:  A&H, CSA, JS Religion & Thought; Intensive Writing