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The Body in Jewish Thought

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The Body in Jewish Thought (SPJT205/48892)

Teaching Faculty:

Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore

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Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

July 2-26, 2018


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2018


Tuition: US$ 1,625
Housing prices vary:
US$ 350-850

Relevant Academic Fields:

Religious studies, cultural studies, philosophy, Jewish Studies


  • Understand how issues of the body lie at the heart of Jewish practice and belief.
  • Visit locations in Jerusalem and Israel that are sites of corporeal rituals.
  • Examine body-related topics as they appear in scripture, Rabbinic texts, and medieval Kabbalah.
  • Explore the idea of the body as a symbol and locus of meaning.


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