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Minor Concentration Jewish Law (18 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration Jewish Law is designed to provide students with a special interest in Law, and particularly students from the Faculty of Law who are now permitted a minor in the Faculty of Arts, a basic but comprehensive knowledge of the concepts and methods related to Jewish Law.

This Minor concentration may be expanded to the Major Concentration Jewish Studies.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

0 - 3 credits from:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207

Revision, June 2013. Start of revision.

15 - 18 credits from:

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Daniel Leib Hundert (Fall)

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Amit Assis (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Winter)

  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 475 The Responsa Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The responsa, the judicial opinions of leaning rabbinic scholars from the medieval period to the present time. Particularly, the interaction between law and social, economic, political or cultural change.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Kaplan (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Revision, June 2013. End of revision.
Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)