Inner Oral Tradition of the Torah

An examination of the mystical contemplative tradition of Judaism through a demonstration of its approach to Torah texts. The emphasis in the course is on the development and expression of critical thinking and intuition. Good questions are a priority over good answers. Age-old Chassidic methodologies will be used toward this end. Dramatization of stories will be utilized to access the students' emotions and intuitive powers. Exposure to practices like shofar and succah will give the students a firsthand experience of Jewish contemplative practice. Offered alternate years. Cross-listed as REL676. Co-requisite or prerequisite: COR113 or COR130.
Course Number: REL376
Units: 3.0