Religion in

REL 224.001


Dr. Steven L. Jacobs
Office: Manly Hall 201
Office Hour:
TR 9:30-10:30 (by appt.) &
12:30-1:30 (open door)

Class Times: TR 11:00-12:15
Class Location: Lloyd 306




This course is an introduction to Judaism that will examine history, philosophy, theology, holiday/festival and life cycles, as well as contemporary experiences including the Holocaust and the rebirth of the state of Israel. HU INB


Spring 2017 (PDF)

Books (required)

Jacobs, Steven L.
The Jewish Experience
Fortress Press, 2010
ISBN: 0800696638

Rosenfeld, Gavriel
What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism
Cambridge University Press, 2016
ISBN: 110703762X

Kirsch, Adam
The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
W.W. Norton & Company, 2016
ISBN: 0393241769

Course Readings

"Effective Source Analysis"