Prof. Marc Hirshman
15 teaching hours, equivalent to 2 ECTS
Prof Marc Hirshman was The Joyce Z Greenberg visiting fellow at the University of Chicago and taught there in the Spring Quarter 2019. He retired in July as the Mandel Professor of Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His books and articles are on Midrash, Rabbinic thought and Rabbinic Education in the context of Late Antiquity.
The course is an introduction to the study of Talmud, the rabbinic texts of late antiquity which were central to the various modes of Judaism over the past 1500 year. Through the study of specific texts, students will become familiar both with the details of particular rabbinic debates as well as more generally with modes of talmudic argumentation and logic. The course will also address questions of history, historical context, and textual development as they arise.