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Syllabus RELIGION AND STATE - 62614

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Last update 10-08-2016
HU Credits: 4

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: law

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Aviad Hacohen

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesday 18:00-18:30

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Aviad Hacohen

Course/Module description:
The seminar will deal with various subjects concerning the relationship between religion and State, in Israel and in different countries all over the world. The seminar will focused in the Israeli model, and will compare it with other models as separation between State and religion, accommodation, State (official) Religion, etc.

Course/Module aims:
To learn about the relationship between State and Religion and the role of law

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Ability to examine different questions relating State and Religion issues and writing a comprehensive paper about one of them

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Frontal

Course/Module Content:
What is Religion; historical, social and philosophical aspects of Religion and State relationship; freedom of religion and freedom from religion; Religious institutions: Religious courts, Chief Rabbinate; Shabbat Laws; Marriage and divorce; religious sects; non-jewish religious sects in Israel; religious councils; Kashrut laws; Holy places; convertion; burial societies and religious cemetries; abortion.

Required Reading:
will be updated

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 70 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 20 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.