In this interdisciplinary minor, Jewish and non-Jewish students are empowered to identify and examine critically: the roles and influences of Jewish civilization in Western Civilization; the interaction of overlapping civilizations; and inherited Hellenic-Christian assumptions about religion, ethics, philosophy, community and more. Students use Judaic paradigms to analyze ethical, social, labor, and technological issues and to consider how Jewish thinkers illuminate passages from a text. Credit is given for Hebrew instruction and other Judaic Studies courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and Dickinson College. Activities of Gettysburg College's Hillel chapter complement the minor.
Stephen J. Stern - Director of Judaic Studies