Debating Great Ideas

What can Judaism teach us about the big issues of human life—love and death, freedom and law, technology and ethics? What does it mean for a nation - or a human being - to be free? At the Maimonides Scholars Program, we seek to explore these questions, and many more, together. The program offers three main courses of study: Jewish Ideas, Liberal Arts, and Zionism. In the morning, students will study and debate great texts in the Jewish canon in the Jewish Ideas course. In the afternoon, students will choose an elective from a wide range of college-level Liberal Arts courses, in a wide range of topics from economics and bioethics to political philosophy, law, and literature. Students will also take a course on Zionist philosophy, where they will study, discuss, and debate the origins and the future of the state of Israel. Courses are conducted seminar-style. Students are expected to be active leaders in the discussions, driving and shaping the conversation in conjunction with our world-class faculty members.

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