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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 01-25: Israelites, Zionism

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Use of the concept of hebrew humanism to achieve a jewish rebirth/renascence. Separating humanity /being humane from just being a human. Looking to bot
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 03-07: Public Humiliation

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Racial issues not resolved in the bible, not resolved today. God created only one kind of man. Racism is unreligious in that it denies dignity of all p
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 02-15: Passover, The Grass Roots, Passover Seder

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Local and global understandings further one another. 50 yr rhythm of the jubilee teacher abt time/timelessness. Could b interpreted as method of social
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 02-15: Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Winter, The Holocaust

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Relationship btwn jews and the broader human race. Some argue yes, bc the torah governs all aspects of jewish life. Parallels btwn nuclear winter and t
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 02-08: Class Conflict, Polytheism, Sukkah

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God as the power that makes for cooperation. Sukkot is good example of jewish conception of god manifesting in both hist and nature. Sukkot"s meaning/i
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 02-01: Social Inequality, Pacifism

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Hosea: prophet of love, whose faith in man destroyed crime and penitentiaries. Hosea is remarkable for his mercy, but it does not mean that those who w
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 03-07: Chauvinism, Solid South, Mccarthyism

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Jews are aware of suffering of african americans, but are not acting. Jews are largely a part of white majority. Those who oppress aas also oppress jew
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MCGILLJWST 240UlaWinter

JWST 240 Chapter Notes - Chapter reading: Robert Alter, Christian Mythology, The Past (Film)

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Reading: the past that will not go away. Robert alter argued that the holocaust is not to be confused with jewish history or jewish identity. The us ho
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter 02-22: 02-22 Greenberg, Covenant_ On the Partnership of God and the Human in History

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02/22 greenberg, covenant: on the partnership of god and the human in history. Absolute faith in god is not ideal. Judaism balances responsability of g
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MCGILLJWST 382Eric CaplanWinter

JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 02-22: Psychodynamics

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Jewish relationship w cruelty begins w imperial subjugation. Bc jews were oppressed, they saw cruelty as temporary and morality/spirituality things tha
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JWST 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 01-20: Friedrich Nietzsche

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Gospel of tov surfaces periodically, most appealing to young. Tov states that jews hav put the spiritual above the real at a practical cost to individu
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MCGILLJWST 240UlaWinter

JWST 240 Chapter Notes - Chapter reading: Majdanek Concentration Camp, Nuremberg Trials, Total Annihilation

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