JUST 4018 Studies in Jewish Customs
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as JUD 18.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Study of the origins and authority of ritual customs (?minhagim?) in Jewish tradition, relationship to historic conditions, and place in the Jewish legal system (?halakhah?). Analysis of the typology of customs based on internal religious dynamics as well as external, environmental influences. An analysis of the nature of customs as an expression of communal and cultural diversity within Jewish life.