Jewish Studies explores all aspects of this 3,000-year-old civilization.
FROM KADDISH TO KETUBAH
The Jewish Studies minor is available to all students, regardless of religious, ethnic or educational background. It includes both the theological study of the Jewish religion and the historical study of the Jewish people, from biblical times to the modern era.
From the liberation of the Israelite slaves in ancient Egypt to the creation of the modern state of Israel; from Moses, Deborah and the Biblical prophets to Maimonides, Kafka, Golda Meir and Philip Roth—we critically explore all varieties of Jewish historical, religious, literary, political and philosophical expression.
We encourage you to study abroad through a variety of programs, either run by Drew or arranged through other institutions.
I’m working on a new book about the history of heretics, their books and their excommunications, from Spinoza to Rav Kook, Mordecai Kaplan to the “Zoo Rabbi.” I’m also an ordained rabbi, and served synagogues in Boston and Montreal.
Ph.D., Harvard University
religious doctrines, ritual practice and philosophical schools in “The Jewish Experience”