Religion and Human Rights: Judaism as a Test Case

Religion and Human Rights: Judaism as a Test Case

Dr. Ayelet Libson
Spring 2018 seminar
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar explores the relationship between religion and human rights in two ways. The first part of the seminar examines biblical and early Jewish ideas that served as a foundation for the development of human rights, and discusses the significance of the theological background from which human rights emerged. The second part will explore contemporary points of conflict between human rights and religion, focusing in particular on concepts of membership and gender and how they are negotiated within the Jewish tradition.

Subject Areas: Human Rights, International, Comparative & Foreign Law