The Talmud is one of the richest and most complicated works of literature the world has ever known. Since being composed around 1500 years ago it has inspired not only religious reverence but significant intellectual engagement. In this course learners will be introduced to the unique characteristics of this text and the challenges that inhere in studying it while studying a chapter of the Talmud. Students of the course can expect to develop an appreciation for how the Talmud works and why it continues to inspire religious and intellectual devotion. They will be challenged to employ critical reading skills and to analyze legal and historical concepts.
The Talmud: A Methodological IntroductionNorthwestern University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE TALMUD: A METHODOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION
This is a very well constructed introduction to the Talmud but I think it would be improved if it made more demands on the student in terms of reading assignments and exercises.
Informative and deatiled. A bit more practical context for those unfamiliar with the jewish tradition would have helped put this on 5-star level :)
I was a good course. I learned many things about Talmud that I did nit know before. It gave me a good understanding while reading the book The Talmud.
Very interesting course. Good clear lectures and well presented material. Learned a lot and will continue the subject.
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