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Major Concentration Jewish Studies (36 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

In order to permit students flexibility within their chosen area, all courses in the Jewish Studies concentrations are placed into the category "Complementary Courses".

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits in Jewish Studies of which 24 are normally taken at the 300 level or above, selected as described below. Consultation with an adviser is strongly recommended.

Jewish History

6 credits (minimum) in the history of Jewish civilization to be chosen from:

  • HIST 194 FYS: Jewish Concepts of Others (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey, using translated primary and selected secondary sources, of the ways in which Jews represented Christians from late antiquity to the present. Legal, liturgical, literary and other sources are examined with the focus on the Medieval and Early Modern periods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.
    • Maximum 25 students.
    • For first year students only.
  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English

Jewish Language

6 credits reflecting an advanced level of competence in either Hebrew or Yiddish chosen from the following:

  • JWST 327 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 328 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 329 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 330 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 333 The Hebrew Liturgy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The structure, contents, foci and ideological assumptions of Jewish prayer. Texts will reflect the different approaches to prayer in Biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern periods, with emphasis on the evolution of the classical Hebrew prayer book (Siddur) and the Passover Haggadah.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 340D1 Advanced Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Language acquisition - advanced Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 200 or JWST 320 or permission of the Hebrew Language Coordinator
    • Students must register for both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 340D2 Advanced Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 340D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 340D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 367 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 368 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall) Lea Fima (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 369 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
  • JWST 370 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

Or, any course at the 400 level except for JWST 404 and JWST 405.

Areas of Jewish Studies

24 credits in Jewish Studies of which at least 12 are devoted to a single area of study: Biblical Studies, East European Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Thought, Literature (Hebrew, Yiddish), Modern Jewish Studies, and Rabbinic Studies.

Students without the background necessary to complete the advanced language requirement may substitute up to 12 credits in language.

Note: Hebrew language courses are found listed under the heading "Language and Literature - Hebrew", and Yiddish language courses are found under the heading "Language and Literature - Yiddish" in the areas of study lists below.

Biblical Studies

  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 310 Believers, Heretics and Critics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues in the development of Biblical interpretation based on classical Jewish thought, heretical Jewish doctrines and contemporary Biblical criticism.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

  • JWST 327 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 328 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 329 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 330 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 333 The Hebrew Liturgy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The structure, contents, foci and ideological assumptions of Jewish prayer. Texts will reflect the different approaches to prayer in Biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern periods, with emphasis on the evolution of the classical Hebrew prayer book (Siddur) and the Passover Haggadah.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation between the Biblical and Talmudic eras: Bible interpretation in the Bible; in Greco-Roman Jewish literature; in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmudim; early Samaritan interpretation, Bible interpretation in ancient synagogue art, and in the massoretic literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 511 Jewish Bible Interpretation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, problems, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval, renaissance, early modern, and modern times. Interpretation in the Geonic, Ashkenazi, Sefardic, North African, Italian, European, Yemenite, North American and Israeli centres of Jewish Learning.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512
  • JWST 520 Bible Interpretation in Antiquity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies in bible interpretation in Antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 523 Ancient Bible Interpretation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in ancient times.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Summer)

  • JWST 536 Readings: Aramaic Bible Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Selected readings of the Aramaic bible in translation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

  • JWST 538 Early Rabbinic Parshanut 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work on one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in late antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 541 Medieval Ashkenazi Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues, techniques and texts of Jewish Bible study in medieval France and Germany; Rashi, Qara, Rashbam, the Tosafists, etc.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 542 Abraham Ibn Ezra as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 543 Maimonides as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed and related writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 540
  • JWST 546 Innovative Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The dynamics of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times and the attempts by various authors to read the Bible as an independent Hebrew document, not only in the light of the pre-medieval rabbinical exegetical tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 548 Medieval Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in medieval times.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 554 Modern Jewish Biblical Scholarship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The past two centuries have witnessed the active participation of many Jewish writers in the academic enterprise of Bible scholarship. This course will explore the writings of a selection of European, American, and Israeli writers and the roles they have played in archaeological, philological, historical, literary and other critical endeavours.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 571 Biblical Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of biblical literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 573 History of Hebrew Bible Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The text of the Hebrew Bible as it evolved between antiquity and the most recent printed edition. Attention will be given to the accurate reconstruction of the Bible from primary and secondary witnesses: Greek and Aramic translations, Dead Sea Scrolls, and ancient quotations, and the Massoretic notes and lists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 507
  • JWST 575 Topics in Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work in one aspect of Jewish Bible Interpretation that cuts across all periods of Jewish Bible interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 581 Aramaic Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of the Aramaic language.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 506
  • RELG 307 Bible, Quran & Interpretations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures as responses to earlier sacred texts and in the light of post-scriptural interpretations. The debates, polemics, interpretative strategies, and intellectual and spiritual sharing produced by these three religions in accepting, explaining, amplifying, modifying, and selectively rejecting their and other sacred scriptures.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Winter)

    • Winter

East European Studies

  • HIST 307 Jews in Poland (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Analyses of primary sources (in translation) related to the social, economic and institutional history of the Jews in Poland and their place in the East European Jewish community. Topics include: the Jews during "The Flood'' (1648 - 1667), the communal crisis of the late 17th century, the Frankist movement, and Hasidism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in Jewish history or East European History
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-307D
  • HIST 427 The Hasidic Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A historical examination of the history of the Hasidic Movement from its beginnings in 18th-century Poland to the present. Although emphasis will be placed on the social history of the movement, doctrinal developments will be examined as well.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 307 or a course in East-European history or consent of instructor
  • JWST 206 Introduction to Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A survey of modern Yiddish literature from its beginnings in the 1880s to the present. Particular attention will be paid to representative themes, forms, and literary techniques. Emphasis will be put on relations between literary texts and historical and literary contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Fall)

    • Readings are in English
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 240 The Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Consideration of the history of the Holocaust and the literary, theological and cultural responses to the destruction of European Jewry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 252 "The Holocaust"
  • JWST 351 Studies in Modern Jewish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Within a comparative framework, this course examines cultural, thematic and artistic developments in the works of modern Jewish literature written in both Jewish and non-Jewish languages. For those without reading knowledge of the original, all works are available in English translation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Aberbach (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 356 Jewish Labour Movement/Eastern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in Eastern Europe from the last quarter of the 19th century to the Bolshevik Revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 357 Jewish Labour Movement/North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in North America from the last quarter of the 19th century to WWI.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 361 The Shtetl: 1500-1897 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Using historical, sociological, literary and cultural sources, this course will examine various aspects of communal and individual life in the shtetl, the Jewish - or largely Jewish - town in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Recommended: JWST 365
  • JWST 371D1 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In the forefront of the development of modern society in Europe and North America, the Jews have shown a distinct preference for the metropolis. The influence of Vienna and New York on the socio-cultural development of the Jews and on the Jewish contribution to general culture. The contributions of Schnitzler, Freud, Herzl and the New York intellectuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Students must register for both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 371D2 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 371D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: JWST 371D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 381 Modern Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A review of modern Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 383 Holocaust Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Readings from Holocaust literature in English translation. Writers include Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Elie Wiesel, Dan Pagis, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, U.Z. Greenberg and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken this topic under JWST 381
  • JWST 404 Literary Response to Loss/Separation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Discussion of loss in Jewish literature, particularly in Holocaust writings, and in various themes, in memories, dreams or in mysticism, for example. A basic introduction to clinical studies on grief will serve as background.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related university course at 300 level or higher, e.g. literature, psychology or social work. Permission of instructor required
    • All texts in English
  • JWST 445 The Poetry of Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the work of various modern 'national poets' - i.e. poets closely linked to national movements who expressed (or constructed) a particular national identity and whose work has lasting artistic value. These will include Mickiewicz of Poland, Tagore of India, Yeats of Ireland, and Bialik of pre-state Israel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 485 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Fall)

  • JWST 486 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 487 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Indivisualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 488 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 585 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in East European studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 586 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Indivisualized guided research on an approved topec in East European studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Jewish History

  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • HIST 307 Jews in Poland (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Analyses of primary sources (in translation) related to the social, economic and institutional history of the Jews in Poland and their place in the East European Jewish community. Topics include: the Jews during "The Flood'' (1648 - 1667), the communal crisis of the late 17th century, the Frankist movement, and Hasidism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in Jewish history or East European History
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-307D
  • HIST 427 The Hasidic Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A historical examination of the history of the Hasidic Movement from its beginnings in 18th-century Poland to the present. Although emphasis will be placed on the social history of the movement, doctrinal developments will be examined as well.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 307 or a course in East-European history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 477D1 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Seminar in Jewish history. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Students must register for both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 477D2 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 477D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 477D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 240 The Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Consideration of the history of the Holocaust and the literary, theological and cultural responses to the destruction of European Jewry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 252 "The Holocaust"
  • JWST 305 American Jewish History / Colonial Era to WWI (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The interaction of Jewish and American historical traditions in forging the American Jewish experience. The themes of acculturation, immigration and political behaviour will be treated.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 306 The American Jewish Community (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues affecting American Jewry in the post-World War I era until today and the American Jewish community's responses to those issues. Special emphasis on understanding the community responses and reactions to developments in both the American society and in the Jewish world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 314 Denominations in North American Judaism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A survey of Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism in North America. Emphasis is placed on the ideology forwarded by the movements since their inception.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

  • JWST 315 Modern Liberal Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The work of Mordecai Kaplan, followed by a study of several contemporary authors following feminist, mystical and postmodernist tendencies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 356 Jewish Labour Movement/Eastern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in Eastern Europe from the last quarter of the 19th century to the Bolshevik Revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 357 Jewish Labour Movement/North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in North America from the last quarter of the 19th century to WWI.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 361 The Shtetl: 1500-1897 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Using historical, sociological, literary and cultural sources, this course will examine various aspects of communal and individual life in the shtetl, the Jewish - or largely Jewish - town in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Recommended: JWST 365
  • JWST 371D1 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In the forefront of the development of modern society in Europe and North America, the Jews have shown a distinct preference for the metropolis. The influence of Vienna and New York on the socio-cultural development of the Jews and on the Jewish contribution to general culture. The contributions of Schnitzler, Freud, Herzl and the New York intellectuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Students must register for both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 371D2 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 371D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: JWST 371D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Jewish Thought

  • EDER 318 Teaching the Jewish Liturgy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of curriculum developed for teaching prayer and fostering spirituality within Jewish educational frameworks. Excerpts from the liturgy of the Jewish people are studied with an emphasis on the theological, moral, and philosophical issues that they raise.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 407.
  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • HIST 427 The Hasidic Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A historical examination of the history of the Hasidic Movement from its beginnings in 18th-century Poland to the present. Although emphasis will be placed on the social history of the movement, doctrinal developments will be examined as well.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 307 or a course in East-European history or consent of instructor
  • JWST 201 Jewish Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The nature and history of Jewish law; literary and legal sources; selections in English from the Mishnah and Talmud, as well as selected post-Talmudic Texts, on such subjects as Contracts, Torts, Public Law and Family Law.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Fall)

  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 261 History of Jewish Philosophy & Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to Jewish philosophy and thought from the Hellenic period (Philo) to the beginning of the modern era (Spinoza) focusing on topics such as prophecy and philosophy, God and the world; the Law as a canon of ethical rules and as a political constitution. survey the treatment of such issues by Jewish thinkers from Philo to Maimonides.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Racheli Haliva (Fall)

  • JWST 310 Believers, Heretics and Critics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues in the development of Biblical interpretation based on classical Jewish thought, heretical Jewish doctrines and contemporary Biblical criticism.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

  • JWST 314 Denominations in North American Judaism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A survey of Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism in North America. Emphasis is placed on the ideology forwarded by the movements since their inception.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

  • JWST 315 Modern Liberal Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The work of Mordecai Kaplan, followed by a study of several contemporary authors following feminist, mystical and postmodernist tendencies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 337 Jewish Philosophy and Thought 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Focuses on either a period, a current of thought or the work of a thinker in the history of Jewish thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, paying particular attention to the relationship of Jewish thinkers to intellectual trends in their respective cultural contexts. contemporary Muslim and Christian theologians and philosophers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • JWST 338 Jewish Philosophy and Thought 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Focuses on either a period, a current of thought or the work of a thinker in the history of Jewish thought from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, paying particular attention to the relationship of Jewish thinkers to intellectual trends in their respective cultural contexts. themes and concerns of Jewish theology and on Jewish responses to contemporary trends in European thought.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Allan L Nadler (Winter)

    • Winter
  • JWST 358 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 359 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Recommended: JWST 365
  • JWST 474 Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Study of the Moses Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, including such subjects as idolatry, repentance, and sacrifices, to torts, contracts, and public law.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 542 Abraham Ibn Ezra as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 543 Maimonides as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed and related writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 540
  • JWST 558 Topics: Modern Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies of topics in Modern Jewish thought. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Winter)

Language and Literature - Hebrew

  • JWST 199 FYS: Images - Jewish Identities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A seminar devoted to literary portrayals of Jews by Jews and non-Jews from Biblical times to the present. Both positive and negative understandings of Jewish identity and Judaism will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Aberbach (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.
    • Maximum enrolment 25
  • JWST 220D1 Introductory Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Language acquisition - introductory Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lea Fima, Nitza Parry (Fall)

    • Students must register for both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 220D2 Introductory Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 220D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nitza Parry, Lea Fima (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 220D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 220D1 and JWST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 225 Literature and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A panoramic analysis of Israeli society through poetry, fiction, essays, interviews and testimonial narratives reflecting the country's historical, ideological and ethnic complexity. In English translation, we will read Oz, Amichai, Habibi, Har-Even and Yehoshua, as well as new authors from divergent ethnic, religious and ideological positions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 300 Charisma and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to charismatic phenomena in politics, religion and the media, and interpretation of them, from the ancient prophets to the modern period. Particular attention will be given to charisma as a general force for social change and also the lives of individuals such as Lenin, Krishnamurti and Chaplin.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 320D1 Intermediate Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : This course is designed to integrate students at various levels into one group with the aim of improving their basic language skills and preparing them for advanced Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Fall)

    • Students must register for both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 together are equivalent to JWST 320
  • JWST 320D2 Intermediate Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 320D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 320D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 320D1 and JWST 320D2 together are equivalent to JWST 320
  • JWST 323 The Israeli Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In-depth examination of selected Israeli novels written during the past fifty years of national formation and consolidation. Authors may include Agnon, Yehoshua, Oz, Shabtai, Shalev and others.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Yael Halevi-Wise (Fall)

  • JWST 325 Israeli Literature in Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Survey of contemporary Israeli fiction that reflects Israel's cultural, political, and historical concerns. Authors may include Yehoshua, Oz, Librecht, Michael, Shamir, Castel-Bloom, and others.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Yael Halevi-Wise (Winter)

  • JWST 340D1 Advanced Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Language acquisition - advanced Hebrew.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 200 or JWST 320 or permission of the Hebrew Language Coordinator
    • Students must register for both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 340D2 Advanced Hebrew (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 340D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bracha Gams-Shauli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 340D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 340D1 and JWST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 367 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 368 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall) Lea Fima (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 369 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
  • JWST 370 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • JWST 383 Holocaust Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Readings from Holocaust literature in English translation. Writers include Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Elie Wiesel, Dan Pagis, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, U.Z. Greenberg and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken this topic under JWST 381
  • JWST 403 Contemporary Hebrew Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Israeli literature in its original language with emphasis on in-depth literary analysis. Texts read in Hebrew; assignments may be written in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Proficiency in Hebrew.
  • JWST 404 Literary Response to Loss/Separation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Discussion of loss in Jewish literature, particularly in Holocaust writings, and in various themes, in memories, dreams or in mysticism, for example. A basic introduction to clinical studies on grief will serve as background.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related university course at 300 level or higher, e.g. literature, psychology or social work. Permission of instructor required
    • All texts in English
  • JWST 445 The Poetry of Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the work of various modern 'national poets' - i.e. poets closely linked to national movements who expressed (or constructed) a particular national identity and whose work has lasting artistic value. These will include Mickiewicz of Poland, Tagore of India, Yeats of Ireland, and Bialik of pre-state Israel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Language and Literature - Yiddish

  • JWST 206 Introduction to Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A survey of modern Yiddish literature from its beginnings in the 1880s to the present. Particular attention will be paid to representative themes, forms, and literary techniques. Emphasis will be put on relations between literary texts and historical and literary contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Fall)

    • Readings are in English
  • JWST 280D1 Introductory Yiddish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Introduction to basic structures of standard Yiddish. Intensive practice in speech and written structures. Emphasis on grammar, reading and writing. Selected readings to introduce Yiddish culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Anna Gonshor (Fall)

    • Students must register for both JWST 280D1 and JWST 280D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 280D1 and JWST 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 280D1 and JWST 280D2 together are equivalent to JWST 280
  • JWST 280D2 Introductory Yiddish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 280D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anna Gonshor (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 280D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 280D1 and JWST 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • JWST 280D1 and JWST 280D2 together are equivalent to JWST 280
  • JWST 351 Studies in Modern Jewish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Within a comparative framework, this course examines cultural, thematic and artistic developments in the works of modern Jewish literature written in both Jewish and non-Jewish languages. For those without reading knowledge of the original, all works are available in English translation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Aberbach (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 355 The Yiddish Canon (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : This course will focus on the Classical Period (1860 - 1915) in Yiddish literature. We will be reading landmark texts in English translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any literature course
  • JWST 361 The Shtetl: 1500-1897 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Using historical, sociological, literary and cultural sources, this course will examine various aspects of communal and individual life in the shtetl, the Jewish - or largely Jewish - town in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 380D1 Intermediate Yiddish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Intermediate level of study of structures of standard Yiddish. Emphasis on reading, composition and conversation. Selected readings and visual materials to expand knowledge of Yiddish culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Anna Gonshor (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 280 or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both JWST 380D1 and JWST 380D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 380D1 and JWST 380D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 380D2 Intermediate Yiddish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 380D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anna Gonshor (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: JWST 380D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 380D1 and JWST 380D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 381 Modern Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A review of modern Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 383 Holocaust Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Readings from Holocaust literature in English translation. Writers include Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Elie Wiesel, Dan Pagis, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, U.Z. Greenberg and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken this topic under JWST 381
  • JWST 387 Modern Jewish Authors (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Introduction to representative novels written in America by Jews from the 1950s to the present. Issues of Jewish identity, ethnicity will inform our discussions. Focus on contemporary Jewish authors; consideration of the ways in which the complexities of American life are re-scripted in these novels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 480 Advanced Yiddish 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Development of advanced Yiddish language skills in conversation and discussion, composition, and oral presentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the reading and paraphrasing of a variety of literary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: JWST 380 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 480D1 and JWST 480D2
  • JWST 481 Advanced Yiddish 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Additional development of advanced Yiddish language skills in conversation and discussion, composition, and oral presentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the reading and paraphrasing of a variety of literary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: JWST 380D1 and JWST 380D2; or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 480D1 and JWST 480D2
  • JWST 485 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Fall)

  • JWST 486 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 487 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Indivisualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 488 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 530 Topics in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Supervised research in Yiddish literature. Work will focus on one genre, literary school or author.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 587 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 588 Tutorial in Yiddish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in Yiddish literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Modern Jewish Studies

  • EDER 319 Teaching the Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of approaches, strategies, and techniques of teaching the Holocaust, including methodologies for using the Holocaust as a basis for teaching about prejudice, cultural identity, racism, human rights and moral responsibility.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 421.
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • HIST 427 The Hasidic Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A historical examination of the history of the Hasidic Movement from its beginnings in 18th-century Poland to the present. Although emphasis will be placed on the social history of the movement, doctrinal developments will be examined as well.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 307 or a course in East-European history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 477D1 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Seminar in Jewish history. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Students must register for both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 477D2 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 477D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 477D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 240 The Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Consideration of the history of the Holocaust and the literary, theological and cultural responses to the destruction of European Jewry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 252 "The Holocaust"
  • JWST 309 Jews in Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the portrayal of Jews in film from the 1920s to the present. Films to be studied will usually be based on literary texts in English, which will form part of the required study. Films in languages other than English will be subtitled.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 346 Modern Jewish Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish Studies. Semesters will be devoted to specific issues and periods of the Jewish Experience since 1500 and the literature produced by Jews during this period.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall)

  • JWST 347 Modern Jewish Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish Studies. Semesters will be devoted to specific issues and periods of the Jewish Experience since 1500 and the literature produced by Jews during this period.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Liane Alitowski (Fall)

  • JWST 348 Modern Jewish Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish Studies. Semesters will be devoted to specific issues and periods of the Jewish Experience since 1500 and the literature produced by Jews during this period.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Liane Alitowski (Winter)

  • JWST 349 Modern Jewish Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish Studies. Semesters will be devoted to specific issues and periods of the Jewish Experience since 1500 and the literature produced by Jews during this period.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Liane Alitowski (Winter)

  • JWST 351 Studies in Modern Jewish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Within a comparative framework, this course examines cultural, thematic and artistic developments in the works of modern Jewish literature written in both Jewish and non-Jewish languages. For those without reading knowledge of the original, all works are available in English translation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Aberbach (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 356 Jewish Labour Movement/Eastern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in Eastern Europe from the last quarter of the 19th century to the Bolshevik Revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 357 Jewish Labour Movement/North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in North America from the last quarter of the 19th century to WWI.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 359 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 361 The Shtetl: 1500-1897 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Using historical, sociological, literary and cultural sources, this course will examine various aspects of communal and individual life in the shtetl, the Jewish - or largely Jewish - town in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Recommended: JWST 365
  • JWST 371D1 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In the forefront of the development of modern society in Europe and North America, the Jews have shown a distinct preference for the metropolis. The influence of Vienna and New York on the socio-cultural development of the Jews and on the Jewish contribution to general culture. The contributions of Schnitzler, Freud, Herzl and the New York intellectuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Students must register for both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 371D2 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 371D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: JWST 371D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 383 Holocaust Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Readings from Holocaust literature in English translation. Writers include Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Elie Wiesel, Dan Pagis, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, U.Z. Greenberg and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken this topic under JWST 381
  • JWST 386 American Jewish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An intensive study of American Jewish novels from the 1900s to the present. Attention to representations of gender, class and Jewishness as seen in relation to changing notions of America. Focus on ways novels represent and wrestle with Jewish difference.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Fall)

    • Readings in English
  • JWST 387 Modern Jewish Authors (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Introduction to representative novels written in America by Jews from the 1950s to the present. Issues of Jewish identity, ethnicity will inform our discussions. Focus on contemporary Jewish authors; consideration of the ways in which the complexities of American life are re-scripted in these novels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 404 Literary Response to Loss/Separation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Discussion of loss in Jewish literature, particularly in Holocaust writings, and in various themes, in memories, dreams or in mysticism, for example. A basic introduction to clinical studies on grief will serve as background.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related university course at 300 level or higher, e.g. literature, psychology or social work. Permission of instructor required
    • All texts in English
  • JWST 445 The Poetry of Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the work of various modern 'national poets' - i.e. poets closely linked to national movements who expressed (or constructed) a particular national identity and whose work has lasting artistic value. These will include Mickiewicz of Poland, Tagore of India, Yeats of Ireland, and Bialik of pre-state Israel.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 558 Topics: Modern Jewish Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Studies of topics in Modern Jewish thought. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Winter)

  • JWST 585 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Individualized guided research on an approved topic in East European studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 586 Tutorial: Eastern European Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Indivisualized guided research on an approved topec in East European studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • POLI 347 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Concepts - protracted conflict, crisis, war, peace; system, subsystem; Conflict-levels of analysis; historical context; images and issues; attitudes, policies, role of major powers; Crises-Wars - configuration of power; crisis models; decision-making in 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 crisis-wars; conflict- crisis management; Peace-Making - pre-1977; Egypt-Israel peace treaty; Madrid, Oslo, Israel-Jordan peace; prospects for conflict resolution.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 160-243 prior to 1997-98; or POLI 244
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • SOCI 327 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Understanding of contemporary North American Jewry using findings of sociology and other social sciences. Social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the Jewish community. Specific characteristics of Jewish life in Canada, and Québec in particular, in comparison to the American Jewish experience.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

Rabbinic Studies

  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • JWST 201 Jewish Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The nature and history of Jewish law; literary and legal sources; selections in English from the Mishnah and Talmud, as well as selected post-Talmudic Texts, on such subjects as Contracts, Torts, Public Law and Family Law.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Fall)

  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 316 Social and Ethical Issues Jewish Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A brief introduction to the nature and history of Jewish law. Topics include: redemption of hostages; abortion; death and dying.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Winter)

  • JWST 319 Judaism and the Occult (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A study of Judaism and the Occult.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 333 The Hebrew Liturgy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The structure, contents, foci and ideological assumptions of Jewish prayer. Texts will reflect the different approaches to prayer in Biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern periods, with emphasis on the evolution of the classical Hebrew prayer book (Siddur) and the Passover Haggadah.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 345 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the study of Rabbinic texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All readings in English
  • JWST 358 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 359 Topics in Jewish Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Topics in Jewish philosophy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

    • All texts in English
  • JWST 374 Talmud and Law 1: Bava Kamma (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to Bava Kamma, in particular to Talmudic dialectic and interpretation; Talmudic law of torts; damages committed by one's self or one's property; negligence and absolute liability.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 375 Talmud and Law 2: Bava Metzia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to Bava Metzia. Talmudic texts covering a wide range of subjects.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 474 Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Study of the Moses Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, including such subjects as idolatry, repentance, and sacrifices, to torts, contracts, and public law.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • JWST 538 Early Rabbinic Parshanut 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Advanced level work on one aspect of Jewish Bible interpretation in late antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 541 Medieval Ashkenazi Parshanut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues, techniques and texts of Jewish Bible study in medieval France and Germany; Rashi, Qara, Rashbam, the Tosafists, etc.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 542 Abraham Ibn Ezra as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 543 Maimonides as Parshan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed and related writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Requires Departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 540
  • JWST 576 Jewish Family Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Study of the complex interaction between Jewish law and both Canadian and American law in the area of marriage and divorce.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

Other Department Courses - History

Many of the courses in Jewish Studies are related to other departments, e.g., History, Religious Studies. There are also related courses in other departments which students specializing in certain areas of Jewish Studies might be encouraged to include in their programs, e.g., Classical Greek, Arabic, theories of literature, etc.

The following History department courses may be used as Jewish Studies courses in the Department of Jewish Studies programs. These courses have been included in the areas of study course lists above.

  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • HIST 307 Jews in Poland (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Analyses of primary sources (in translation) related to the social, economic and institutional history of the Jews in Poland and their place in the East European Jewish community. Topics include: the Jews during "The Flood'' (1648 - 1667), the communal crisis of the late 17th century, the Frankist movement, and Hasidism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in Jewish history or East European History
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-307D
  • HIST 427 The Hasidic Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A historical examination of the history of the Hasidic Movement from its beginnings in 18th-century Poland to the present. Although emphasis will be placed on the social history of the movement, doctrinal developments will be examined as well.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 307 or a course in East-European history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 477D1 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Seminar in Jewish history. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Students must register for both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 477D2 Seminar in Jewish History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 477D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 477D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 477D1 and HIST 477D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
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