The Tikvah Fund is happy to announce five new, advanced courses in Jewish thought. From the Hebrew Bible and Maimonides to Menachem Begin and S.Y. Agnon, texts of the Jewish tradition will be brought to bear on universal human questions of ethics, love, piety, music, literature, and more. Courses will run from the week of January 28 through the week of May 13 and will meet once per week for two hours in midtown Manhattan. The courses and instructors are:
- Just Judaism, Meir Soloveichik
- When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Divine Justice and Human Creativity in Jewish Literature, Dara Horn
- God and Ethics, Alan Mittleman
- Zionist Thought and Statesmanship, Allan Arkush
- The Problematic Power of Music: A Religious View, Aryeh Tepper
This is an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and anyone else hungry for sustained and high-level study of Jewish ideas. The Tikvah Fund assumes all tuition costs.
Who Should Apply?
- Anyone with a passion for serious Jewish thought and literature
- Rabbis, lay leaders, and day-school teachers who thirst for a high level of Jewish and Western learning
- Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in history, theology, Jewish studies, political science, and philosophy. These students may be able to get credit at their home universities, even if they are not part of the consortium described below.
- Doctoral students at universities in the Inter-university Doctoral Consortium. Such students will be able to take certain of these courses for credit. Consortium universities: Columbia University (including Teachers College), Fordham University, New School University, New York University (including Steinhardt School of Education), Princeton University, Rutgers–New Brunswick (State University of New Jersey), and Stony Brook (State University of New York). See the Overview/FAQ page for more details.