JUDAIC 517 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 005 The Talmud
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

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.

JUDAIC 517 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25409
Open
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Tu 4:10PM - 6:10PM
003 (LEC)
P
27772
Open
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Reserved for Graduate Students Only. Please contact Judaic Studies to enroll. 734-763-9047.
004 (REC)
P
30439
Closed
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
P
30542
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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