RELG 035. The Talmud Lab


This .5 credit course offers students an opportunity for hands-on, experiential, and experimental learning of the Talmud and related Jewish texts. The Talmud is comprised of 5,422 pages; it is a massive collection of laws, myths, stories, and biblical exegesis that sheds light on its creators' politics, philosophies, and cosmologies. We will learn Talmud from its smallest, atomized units while holding in sight how its whole might still exceed the sum of its parts. This "Lab" setting allows students to engage and experiment with the Talmud, Jewish text study, and the varieties of Jewish identities as we experience the Talmud and related topics through critical inquiry comprised of intuition, emotion, investigation, testing, and refinement. 
Humanities.
0.5 credit.
Spring 2023. Kessler.
Spring 2025. Kessler.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion

 


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