Beth Rivkah DHL is AWESOME! You have really challenged me and helped me grow! - S. K.
P 11 — Introduction to Jewish Philosophy 3 Academic Units
This course comprises a presentation of the nature and systems of Jewish Philosophy with its unique methods and weltanschauung. It analyzes the fundamental relationship between philosophy and religion as conceived by major Jewish thinkers, interpreting and elucidating religious and moral principles in the light of philosophical understanding, and exploring the implications of these ideas in daily practice.
P 12 — Concepts and Themes In Jewish Philosophy3 Academic Units
A study of basic concepts and themes in Jewish Philosophy. Among the topics to be covered: The existence and nature of G-d, monotheism, and human reason vs. revelation.
P 13 — Basic Themes in Jewish Philosophy I3 Academic Units
A survey course offering students the opportunity to study from a variety of classic texts related to selected topics in Jewish Philosophy. Primary texts include: Selections from the Rambam, Talmudic sources, Yehuda Halevi, the Maharal and the Chassidic Masters. Topics include: Relationship between philosophy and religion, ethical moral principles and their implication in daily practice, man’s relationship to G-d and to the world.
P 14 — Basic Themes in Jewish Philosophy II 3 Academic Units
A survey course of textual study related to advanced topics in Jewish Philosophy. Primary texts include: Selections from the Rambam, Talmudic sources, Yehuda Halevi, the Maharal and the Chassidic Masters. Topics include: Human reason vs. Revelation, Exile and Redemption, the Messianic era.
P 16 — Studies in Tanya — Philosophy of Chabad 3 Academic Units
This course will attempt to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of Chabad philosophy through the study of the classic work of Chabad — The Tanya. Among the topics covered will be The Divine Soul, The Self, and the ways and means of achieving a closer understanding of G-d, self and fellow man.
P 17 — Hasidic Thought I 3 Academic Units
A study of the basic terminology, content and interpretation of Hasidic insights. Among the topics to be taught: Spiritual dimensions of exile and redemption, the purpose and origin of the Divine service and how to reach higher spiritual levels in one’s own life.
P 18 — Hasidic Thought II 3 Academic Units
A study of the basic terminology, content, and interpretation of Hasidic insight into the world of Jewish Hasidic philosophy. Among the topics to be taught: Hasidic viewpoints concerning Creation, the power of “action” and the challenge of Teshuvah.
P 21 — Likutei Sichos I 3 Academic Units
A textual and conceptual study of selected essays by the Lubavitcher Rebbe (volume 1-4), based on the weekly Torah portion, Jewish holidays, and Chassidic holidays.
P 22 — Likutei Sichos II 3 Academic Units
A textual and conceptual review and analysis of selected essays by the Lubavitcher Rebbe (volume 5-33), based on the weekly Torah portion, Jewish and Chassidic holidays.
P 31 — Ethical Personality 3 Academic Units
A study of the character traits of the Jewish ethical personality. Among the topics to be taught: Jewish ethics and morality, the ethical tradition from Moses to the present, and the relevance of these Ethical teachings to everyday living.
P 332 — The Mussar Movement 3 Academic Units
A study of the Mussar Movement, its personalities and philosophy. Among the topics to be taught: “What are ‘Duties of the Heart,’?”, “What are the major duties?”, and “Who are the leading personalities of this movement?”.
P 42 — Jewish Liturgy 3 Academic Units
A study of the philosophical themes and concepts reflected in Jewish prayer. This course will include the structure of the prayer book, the flow of different levels of spiritual awareness and an understanding of the Ladder of Prayer.