JUDAIC 470 - Reading the Rabbis
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ACABS 270/HJCS 270/JUDAIC 270 or ACABS 570/HJCS 570/JUDAIC 570.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ACABS 202 or HJCS 202.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Reading the Rabbis — The Mishnah is a reading course in Hebrew

Course Requirements:

Final grade will be determined based on an oral reading exam of Mishnaic passages.

Intended Audience:

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.

Class Format:

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.

JUDAIC 470 - Reading the Rabbis
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
Th 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 78-0-465-0282
The Essential Talmud, Author: Adin Steinsaltz, Publisher: Basic Books 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0800625242
Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, Author: by H.L. Strack and G. Stemberger ; translated by Markus Bockmuehl ; foreword by Jacob Neusner., Publisher: Fortress Press 1st Fortre 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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