JWST 411 Rabbinic Judaism

This course will focus on the literature and culture of the Rabbinic period (c. 200-600 C.E.). We will concentrate on reading and analyzing primary texts (Midrash, Mishnah and Talmud) as well as studying the historical context and methodological issues. This course will discuss the various literatures styles, methods and contents as well as their internal and external cultural influences.

pre-rec: JWST 315 Recommended.