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World Religions series: Understanding Judaism

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2 Seddon Road

Hamilton, Waikato 3240

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This 8-week course provides a detailed introduction to the history, texts, beliefs & practices of the Jewish faith tradition.

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Our World Religions series provides an in-depth look at the world’s main religious traditions, and goes into much greater detail than the information provided in our introductory Discovering Religious Diversity series. Over an entire Term of eight sessions focused on a single belief tradition, we’ll examine the history and development of each tradition, key figures associated with its founding or development, its sacred texts, contemporary beliefs and practices, and the major festivals and commemorations associated with each. During the final session of each Term, we’ll view a representative film for each tradition that accentuates and highlights the main points discussed during the Term.

Any Term course can be taken independently of the others and at any time and in any order. There are no prerequisites for any of the Religious Diversity courses.

  • Term 1: “Understanding Judaism”
  • Term 2: “Understanding Islam”
  • Term 3: “Understanding Hinduism”
  • Term 4: “Understanding Buddhism”

All classes are taught from an objective point of view. These are classes about religion and religious behavior, taught from an anthropological point of view, and are designed for participants to get a greater understanding of the depth and scope of the diversity that exists within the world’s various faith and belief traditions.

TERM 1: UNDERSTANDING JUDAISM:

Individual sessions focus on:

  • Early Biblical History: Genesis
  • Early Biblical History: Exodus through Second Temple Period
  • Diaspora, Development and the Emergence of Rabbinic Judaism
  • Sacred Texts: Torah & Talmud
  • Contemporary Beliefs and Practices
  • Jewish Festivals and Commemorations
  • Jewish Ethics & the Concept of Tikkun Olam
  • Movie night

PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Religious Diversity courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $105.00
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $85.00

For more detailed information on this and our other courses, visit our web site at earthdiverse.org.nz


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Hamilton, Waikato 3240

New Zealand

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