Who's a Jew? Theory, Myth, and Practice


This course introduces students to the host of core concepts in terms of which Jewish identity has been and continues to be defined and debated. Topics include: the difference between insiders and outsiders; collective vs individual identity; the nature of the bond between group members; identification across time, space, and disagreements; social and gendered hierarchies; joining and leaving the group; the identities of outsiders. 


Exclusion: CJS290H1 (Topics in Jewish Studies: Who is a Jew?), offered in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015


Distribution Requirement: Humanities


Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Area of Interest:

  • Jewish Philosophy and Thought


Day/Time Instructors Location
M12-2 Sol Goldberg WI 524