HISTORY 594 - Topics in History
Section: 002 Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Course Requirements:

This course will introduce you to that great classic of Jewish culture, the Talmud. Part legal compendium, part ritual manual, part narrative anthology, the Talmud is an idiosyncratic, complex, profound and humorous meditation on many aspects of life including law, ritual, desire and God. Through an examination of the historical conditions of those who framed it and an in-depth introduction to its literary features, you will learn to analyze and read this ancient document produced in the first few centuries of the Common Era in Palestine and in Babylonia by the Jewish sages. In order to deepen our understanding of rabbinic culture, we will also study other important rabbinic sources such as the Mishnah and Midrash, as well as sources related to the Christian, Greco-Roman and Sasanian-Persian environments in which the rabbis lived.

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Class Format:

The course will meet twice a week for 1.5 hours at a time.

HISTORY 594 - Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27247
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
30539
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
32561
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
32562
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
P
32735
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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