1st Encounter with Talmud: Intro to Rabbinic Literature and Reading Mishnah for Meaning

In the first part of this course we will introduce students to the basic periods, genres, nomenclature and personalities of Rabbinic Literature. In the second part we will take up an intensive reading of Mishnah in order to appreciate the Paradigm shift thinking which the Sages used to create this first document of Rabbinic Literature. This will also be essential training in reading rabbinic literature in the original Hebrew. By the end of this course students must demonstrate a reasonable level of competence in reading Mishnaic Hebrew.  Prerequisite: Foundations of Jewish Practice

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Rabbinic: ALEPH Required
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