Middlebury

RELI 0263

Introduction to the Talmud

Sex, Money, and Violence – an Introduction to the Talmud
The Talmud is the defining book of Jewish culture. Incredibly rich and varied, it has something to say about almost everything, usually something surprising. It is a book not simply to read, but to engage within dialogue. Due to its idiosyncratic language and unique form, it is not always easily accessible for the beginner. In this course we will learn about the fundamentals of the Talmudic text and then delve into selected passages, discovering together what the Talmud has to say about sex, money, violence, and an array of other topics relevant to modern life. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:
JWST 0263 *

Sections

Spring 2019

RELI0263A-S19 Lecture (Aloni)

Spring 2005

RELI0263A-S05 Lecture (Schine)