Reading the Rabbis — The Mishnah is a reading course in Hebrew
Final grade will be determined based on an oral reading exam of Mishnaic passages.
This is a reading course in Hebrew geared toward advanced undergraduate students with 4th term proficiency in Hebrew (completed either ACABS 202 or HJCS 202, or placed out), as well as graduate students interested in the Hebrew language.
Students will attend the “Intro to rabbinic” course (HJCS/ACABS/JS 270) and fulfill all its requirements (for 3 credits) and then meet for another weekly hour of reading the Mishnah in Hebrew. During this hour, we will get to know the register of the language known as “Rabbinic/Classical Hebrew” and associate it with both the biblical and modern registers.