Course: Lived Judaism

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Course title Lived Judaism
Course code KBS/ZITJ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tydlitátová Věra, Mgr. Th.D.
Course content
1. Judaism as a life practice. 2. Questions of integration, asimilation and preservation of integrity. 3. Judaism and jewish identity in literature. 4. Judaism and jewish identity in reflections of Shoa. 5. Jewish identity in works of chosen authors - B. Malamut, I.B. Singer, M. Buber, J. Langer. 6. Jewish identity in works of chosen authors - S. Freud, F. Kafka, O. Pavel. 7. Jewish identity in works of chosen authors - J. Orten, A. Lustig etc. 8. Overcoming of the hate, coexistence in otherness. 9. Changes of ritual in reaction on present appels. 10. Life of czech jewish communities. 11. Life of jewish communities in the world and especially in Isreal. 12. Family as a centre of sacrament. 13. Attempts of revitalization of jewish identity and spirituality after Shoa.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' portfolio, Self-study of literature, Lecture, Seminar, Field trip
  • Individual project (40) - 42 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 62 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
After this course student will know Judaism in its practical manifestations as an antropological phenomen. He can orient himself not just in religious rules, but also in their aplications on everyday life and he can recognize them in cultural manifestations, especially in literature and art in czech context.
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
Field trip
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Oral exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Project
Recommended literature
  • Dějiny přemýšlení o náboženství a víře. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7043-939-5.
  • Encyclopedia judaica version 1.0. New York : Judaica Multimedia, 1997. ISBN 965-07-0665-8.
  • FishbaneI, Michael A. Judaismus: Zjevení a tradice. Praha : Prostor, 2003. ISBN 80-7260-086-9.
  • Lancaster, Brian. Judaismus. Praha : Ikar, 2000. ISBN 80-7202-704-2.
  • Newman, Ja'akov; Sivan, Gavri'el; Nosek, Bedřich; Ziss, Daniel; Pavlát, Leo. Judaismus od A do Z : slovník pojmů a termínů. Praha : Sefer, 1992. ISBN 80-900895-3-4.
  • Pěkný, Tomáš. Historie židů v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha : Sefer, 1993. ISBN 80-900895-4-2.
  • Putík, Alexandr; Sixtová, Olga. Dějiny Židů v Čechách a na Moravě. I, Od počátků po emancipaci : [Maiselova synagoga. Praha : Židovské muzeum v Praze, 2005. ISBN 80-86889-00-9.
  • Sadek, Vladimír. Židé - dějiny a kultura. [1. vyd.]. Praha : Židovské muzeum, 1997. ISBN 80-85608-17-0.
  • Stern, Marc. Svátky v životě židů : vzpomínání, slavení, vyprávění. 1. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 2002. ISBN 80-7021-551-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Near Eastern Studies (15-1,2) Social sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Near Eastern Studies (15-3) Social sciences 1 Summer