RELS426 - RABBINIC WRITERS CULTURE

This course traces reflections on rabbinic culture produced within Jewish legal literature of the classic rabbinic period - - Midrash, Mishna, and Talmud - - and in later juridical gemres - - Talmudic commentary, codes and responsa. Attention will be paid to the mechanics of different genres, the role of the underlying prooftext, the inclusion or exclusion of variant opinions, the presence of non-legal information, attitudes toward predecessors, balance between precedent and innovation.
Section 401 - SEM
TR 0130PM-0300PM
FISHMAN, TALYA
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 203