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Jewish Legal Philosophy - LAW732

2 Credits

This course deals with the basic tenets of Jewish law and philosophy by exploring the underlying moral and ethical foundations of Jewish law and the impact of Jewish theology on Jewish law. Topics of discussion include monotheism, creation versus evolution, divine providence, the relationship of Jewish faith and Jewish law, the extraterritorial aspect of Jewish law, the Jewish nation and its goals according to the Bible, the status of man in the universe, and the concept of justice. (No prerequisite. Satisfies Perspective Requirement.)