COURSES > LIFELONG
This course will provide a brief introduction to one of the most important — and yet one of the least accessible and least read — texts of the Jewish tradition. After a brief overview of the origin and history of this monumental work, the course will focus on reading and discussing a few important sections and considering their connection with the Hebrew Bible. No background knowledge of any kind is required.
- Hebrew Bible
- Neusner, Torah from Our Sages: Pirke Avot
- Steinstaltz, The Essential Talmud: An Introduction
- The Mishnah
- The Talmud
TAUGHT: SUMMER 2004, SUMMER 2008, SUMMER 2012