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The Talmud is one of the richest and most complicated works of literature the world has ever known. Since being composed around 1500 years ago it has inspired not only religious reverence but significant intellectual engagement. In this course learners will be introduced to the unique characteristics of this text and the challenges that inhere in studying it while studying a chapter of the Talmud. Students of the course can expect to develop an appreciation for how the Talmud works and why it continues to inspire religious and intellectual devotion. They will be challenged to employ critical reading skills and to analyze legal and historical concepts....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 8 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

Approx. 11 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English, Romanian

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Introducing the Talmud

The Talmud is a canonical work of Jewish literature that collects the ideas and arguments of rabbis who lived between the first and eighth centuries CE. This module explains the basics of how the Talmud was composed, why the Talmud matters and how it is accessed today. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 33 min), 9 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Video 1 Why Study Talmud?5 min
Video 2 Where Does the Talmud Come From?5 min
Video 3 How the Talmud Works-An Overview6 min
Video 4 The Talmud's Interpreters11 min
Reading9 lectures
Meet Your Professors10 min
Grading & Logistics10 min
Additional Resources10 min
Special Thanks & Permissions10 min
Full Glossary10 min
Module 1 Glossary10 min
Module 1 Rabbi Genealogy & Maps10 min
Video 2 Texts & Translations10 min
Video 3 Texts & Translations10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz12 min

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2 heures pour terminer

False Testimony From Bible to Rabbis

The Talmud relies heavily on the authority and substance of its canonical predecessor, the Hebrew Bible. This module charts a trajectory from the biblical origins of the treatment of false testimony in Deuteronomy through its treatment within the second temple apocryphal book Susannah and the early Rabbinic law code, the Mishnah. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 31 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Video 6 Evolution of Testimony Scenarios in Biblical, Second Temple and Rabbinic Literature8 min
Video 7 Overview of Mishnah - What it is and how it works6 min
Video 8 How Was the Mishnah Organized8 min
Reading5 lectures
Module 2 Glossary10 min
Video 5 Text & Translations10 min
Video 6 Texts & Translations10 min
Video 7 Texts & Translations10 min
Video 8 Texts & Translations10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz12 min

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Reading the Bible & Rabbinic Logic

Interpretation is a major component of Rabbinic literature and the Talmud. This module introduces the specific features of Rabbinic interpretation of the Hebrew Bible—its assumptions and its reading tools. ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 28 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Video 10 Using Logic in Reading Critically7 min
Video 11 Reading the Bible Like a Rabbi9 min
Reading4 lectures
Video 9 Texts & Translations10 min
Module 3 Glossary10 min
Video 10 Texts & Translations10 min
Video 11 Texts & Translations10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz10 min

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Redaction & Textual Witnesses

Textual Criticism is a form of reading that looks to explain the meaning of a text by figuring out aspects of its composition history. This module will show how Talmudic passages are typically constructed and what scholars can do to figure out the original meaning of a text. ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 26 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Video 13 How Loyally Were Materials Transmitted7 min
Video 14 How Redactors Built a Talmudic Passage7 min
Reading4 lectures
Video12 Texts & Translations10 min
Module 4 Glossary10 min
Video 13 Texts & Translations10 min
Video 14 Texts & Translations10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 4 Quiz8 min
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par KRJan 20th 2017

Best course I've experienced on Coursera so far! Really engaging and not 'dumbed down'. Fantastic and charismatic professor and assistant. Already recommended the course to many friends.

par BLJan 8th 2017

This course is both a traditional and non-traditional Talmud course. The non-traditional gives a historic prospective of the basis of Talmud with a modern view of its derivation.

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Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

Associate Professor
Religious Studies

À propos de Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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