Encountering Islamic Mysticism through Fieldtrips to Sacred Sufi Sites in Jerusalem

New course with Prof. Paul Fenton. Tuesdays, 9:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting May 2023

Tuesday, 09/05/2023
Tuesday, 16/05/2023
Tuesday, 23/05/2023
Tuesday, 30/05/2023
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and various locations in Jerusalem

This unique course offers an introduction to Sufism with an overview of Islamic mysticism and the importance of Saint shrines in Sufism. Students will visit Sufi landmarks in Jerusalem to understand the place of Jerusalem in the Sufi tradition.  

The first introductory class will take place at the Schechter campus. Subsequently, students will embark on 3 educational field trips to the New and Old City (the Muslim Quarter) of Jerusalem, where they will visit the tombs of Sufi Sheikhs, and Sufi Khanqas (convents) and zawiyas (religious schools). 

Students should arrive at the meeting point for field trips on their own. The field trips involve a moderate amount of walking. 


ILS 520 ($160*) for fieldtrip course

*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment

10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.


Details of meeting place for in-person courses will be sent one week before the start of classes.

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