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The Living Chain of Tradition

Separating the Jewish people and it’s cultural character from Jewish law isn’t easy. For thousands of years the culture has dedicated itself towards one primary goal – keeping the living word of God alive for each generation. In the words of the famous psychologist Carl Jung, the Jewish people are perhaps the only society that has collectively made the infinite unconscious almost entirely conscious. This class outlines what that chain of tradition is and the nuts and bolt of how it works. Who were the different groups that kept Judaism going? What did each contribute towards Jewish law? What makes the Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions different?