Intro to the Jewish Classics: History, Politics, and Personalities from the Talmud to the Shulchan Arukh
Rabbi Brian Stoller
10 Sessions: December 5, 12, 19, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
*NO CLASS on 12/26 or 1/2*
Originally designed by Rabbi Stoller for his seminary students at Hebrew Union College, this course is being offered separately at TBE as an opportunity for congregants to engage in higher-level study. We will gain basic familiarity with the major classical texts of Judaism from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages—Midrash, Talmud, Biblical Commentary, Philosophy, and Law Codes—including a general understanding of what they are, the historical contexts in which they were produced, their literary features, and how to navigate them in the online Jewish library Sefaria.org. Because the goal is to introduce you to a more sophisticated level of adult study, you will be invited to read and prepare material in advance of each session to enhance our learning in class.
For more information, call 516-487-0900.