HCC HarvardX Discussion Group: Judaism
Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.
HCC HarvardX "Judaism Through Its Scriptures" Discussion Group
About the course
For over two millennia, Jews throughout the entire world have been committed to reading, interpreting, and living their scriptures. But what are the Jewish scriptures? When were they written? And why are they relevant in the 21st century?
This religion course introduces students to the diversity of the ever-expanding Jewish canon and the equally diverse ways of reading it. It will examine how Jews, ancient and modern, drew inspiration and guidance from the traditional texts while simultaneously reinterpreting their contents in light of new circumstances. The religion we call “Judaism” emerges at the nexus of text, interpretation, and lived tradition.
Whether you are a long-time student of the Jewish scriptures or a complete newcomer, this course will give you a new understanding of the fascinating roles that sacred texts have played in the rich history of Judaism.
About the HCC Discussion Group
New members are welcome and encouraged to join the HCC HarvardX discussion group anytime. Our discussions are open, respectful and spirited. For the Judaism course, you do NOT need to have taken any other courses in the World Religions series to participate, and do not need any background in religion. Registration is an easy, 2-step process:
- First, register for the FREE HarvardX Judaism Through Its Scriptures course HERE
- Then, register for the HCC discussion group HERE. The $10 per person discussion group fee covers as many meetings as you wish to attend. Past participants in any World Religions Series course discussion group need not re-register for the group.
Meetings will be held on the following 5 dates:
Wednesday, October 19
- Days 1-2 Judaism
Wednesday, November 2
- Days 3-4 Judaism
Wednesday, November 16
- Days 5-6 Judaism
Wednesday, November 30
- Days 7-8 Judaism
Wednesday, December 14
- Closing Meeting
Click here to REGISTER for the discussion group!!!