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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2008

HEB 385 • JEWISH ETHICS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42180 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 224
LIEBOWITZ, H

Course Description

A study of Jewish attitudes towards ethical issues through readings of various Jewish texts. Our focus will be on social (e.g. the family, charity) and medical ethics (e.g. life and death issues, the use of life support systems, and organ transplantation). Biblical and rabbinic sources will be adduced to help define Jewish stances towards ancient and contemporary issues.

Grading Policy

Undergrad: Three exams: 35% 45% 20% Graduate: Three exams: 20% 20% 20%; research paper 40%

Texts

E. Dorff "To do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics" Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 2004 Course Packet I and II Hebrew Bible in Translation

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