Paper due date: Wednesday, November 28th 2018 

Research papers analyze questions from the perspective of a third party. They evaluate and utilize existing research performed by others to build scholarly arguments and develop new approaches.

Topics can build off something learned in class or can be something different. You need to have decided on your topic to research by classes of Nov. 4th and 6th.

You will be aided in developing your paper structure by Dr. Chana Silberstein.

Topics may include (non-exhaustive list):

  • The purpose of life according to Torah How can one live a meaningful life?
  • Why give charity?
  • Do the details of mitzvot really matter?
  • Why is Shabbat so central to Judaism?
  • Why marry Jewish?
  • Torah’s view of abortion