Using the original Mishnaic Hebrew text, some Aramaic texts of the Talmud, and English translations of both, students will be introduced to this core literature, which shaped the thought and life of the Jewish community. The overall content of the sixty-three tractates of the Mishnah will be taught as well as the interrelatedness with the text of the New Testament. Attention will also be given to selected portions of Tosefta and Midrash. This course will assist students in acquiring knowledge of Jewish culture and history from the 3rd Century to the present through the study of the argumentation of the Talmud and the contemporary approaches to Talmudic literature.
Notes: Offered only at the New York extension site.