Instructor Jeffrey L. Seif, Th.B., M.T.S., D.Min
Course contains 16 sessions of about 25 minutes each.
This course offers a brief introduction to the history, practices and religious ideas of a system of religious thought called Judaism. Initially headquartered in and around a temple complex in the Judean capital of Jerusalem, this Judean-based, temple-based, monotheistic, sacrificial religion evolved”and continues to evolve ”into a synagogue-based, non-sacrificial-based system with houses of Jewish worship established in cities the world over. What actually was and is Judaism? What is a Messianic form of Judaism by association? What are the main ideas and practices, and who were/are the principal practitioners who have left their mark on the evolving religion? This brief course addresses these questions, and more.