History’s formations of contexts for Jewish thinking
The shaping of Jewish identity has been greatly conditioned by the experience of exile, migration and settlement throughout history from the institutionalising of Diaspora Judaism in Babylonia.
Yet Jewish identity, its survival and continuity, has survived effects of marginalisation, secularisation, holocaust.
Crisis in this sense, has always been remedied by covenant – seen in the particular relationship the Jewish people have with the Torah, embodied in communities in forms of schools and synagogoues.
These courses lead us through the journey of Jewish consciousness, through categories of inescapable particularism, of suffering animosity and prejudice, of persecution, of exile and return.