What Do Jews Believe?

This course is based on David Ariel’s What Do Jews Believe? The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism. The course explores the key concepts and beliefs in Judaism including God, human character, human destiny, the Jewish people, Torah, and ritual. The course will examine the biblical, rabbinic, philosophic, kabbalistic, modern, and secular interpretations of each concept as well as the views of contemporary Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform Judaism.