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Syllabus Judaism in Israel:The Challenge - 30331
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Last update 28-10-2015
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: school of philosophy & religions

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Meir Buzaglo

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: sunday 2-4

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Meir Buzaglo

Course/Module description:
Studying tensions between Israeliness and Jewishnessץ
The Perspective is philosophical but also with an eye of possible practical implications.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
The students will be familiar with tensions betwen Israeliness and Judaism, and we develop the capacity to analyze them from different angles.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures presentations and films.

Course/Module Content:
Discovery of Jewish nationalism.
The Masorti
Jewish renewal
The Struggle for the Shabbat
The Temple mount
Israeli Arabs-Palestinians

Required Reading:
אבינרי, ש., 1999 , הרעיון הציוני לגווניו, עם עובד.
בוזגלו, מ., 2009 שפה לנאמנים,
יהושוע, א.ב., 1980 בזכות הנורמליות: חמש מסות בשאלות הציונות, הוצאת שוקן, ירושלים.;mY4gAm8TUqI
לייבוביץ', י., יהדות, עם יהודי ומדינת ישראל, תל אביב: הוצאת שוקן, 1975.
שלג , יאיר תשע"א 2010 מעברי ישן ליהודי חדש, רנסנס היהדות בחברה הישראלית, המכון הישראלי לדמוקרטיה.
Herzberg, A., 1997, The Zionist Idea, The Jewish Publication Society Philadelphia.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 100 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.