College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

RELG 006B. The Talmud: Sex, Gender, & Mental Health in Antiquity

(Cross-listed as ANCH 006B  )
This class explores rabbinic constructions of the body and embodiment, which include constructions of gender, dis\ability, dis-ease, and health. We examine rabbinic traditions about fetal creation and development, nonbinary and “binary” gender, madness, and mental health. We contextualize these traditions in their broader Late Antique Greco-Roman settings in order to compare and contrast ancient historical and contemporary theories about reproduction, wellness, illness, pain, suffering, and trauma on both individual and collective levels. 
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for CLST, PEAC, GSST
Fall 2023. Kessler.
Spring 2026. Kessler.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
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