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Course, academic year 2019/2020
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History of Jewish Culture 2 - KVAR203
Title in English: Dějiny židovské kultury 2
Guaranteed by: Institute of Christian Art History (26-UDKU)
Faculty: Catholic Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2014
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D. (01.01.2019)
In the second semester, the course focuses on the topics mentioned above, with an emphasis on the issue of European Ashkenazi communities from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century:

1. The position of Jews in the majority society,

2. Character and structure of the Jewish community,

3. Development of synagogue architecture,

4. Ashkenazi and Sephardic scholarship and its reception in the Czech Lands,

5. Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Hebrew printing houses,

6. Jewish collectors in the 19th century,

7. An overview of the history of Jewish communities in Bohemia and Moravia from the beginning to the 20th century.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D. (01.01.2019)
The course will provide a basic orientation in the sources of European culture focusing on the influence of Hebrew writing, synagogue rhythm, interpretation of the artistic expression in material Hebrew culture with a focus on the specifics of the Ashkenazi communities. In the second semester, the course will end with an oral exam.
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D. (01.01.2019)

Obligatory literature:

KIEVAL, Hillel J.: Languages of community: the Jewish experience in the Czech lands. Berkeley (University of California Press) 2000 (ISBN 0-520-21410-2), 311  p.


Recommended literature:

KRUPP, Michael: Der Talmud: eine Einführung in die Grundschrift des Judentums mit ausgewählten Texten. Originalausg. Jerusalem (Lee Achim Sefarim) 2005 (ISBN 965-7221-29-3), 256 p.

NEWMAN, Ja'akov, SIVAN, Gavri'el a TOMASCHOFF, Avner, ed. Judaism A - Z: lexicon of terms and concepts. Jerusalem (Department for Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization) 1980. X, 342 p.

STEMBERGER, Günter. Midrasch: vom Umgang der Rabbinen mit der Bibel: Einführung, Texte, Erläuterungen. München (C.H. Beck) 1989 (ISBN 3-406-33910-7), 241 p.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. et Mgr. Sylva Ondrejičková, Th.D. (01.01.2019)

The course will be finished by an oral exam of the subject discussed at the lectures (including the knowledge of  obligatory literature).

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