Tuesdays, February 15 & 22; March 1, 8, & 15, 2022
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Designed as a free-standing companion course to Tradition On The Screen I (each may be taken separately), this course screens films that explore the profound personal experiences, and struggles, of those living traditional Jewish lives today.
Using the films and readings this course tries to articulate—from the “inside”—the thoughts and feelings of traditional Jews as they face both wrenching dilemmas and truly joyous moments. Some of the topics taken up in the films include spirituality and faith, the experiences of women, the challenges faced by gays and lesbians, dealing with other religions, and the struggle to believe in God after the Holocaust.
Students will screen the films on their own before class; important clips will be shown in class. Carefully chosen academic readings and short stories will be provided each week, both for background on that week’s film and to enhance the experience of viewing it.
Hosted by: Kerem Shalom
For more information please contact Marilyn Stern