Rabbi Ute Steyer
45 teaching hours, equivalent to 3 ECTS
Rabbi Steyer, M.A., is the rabbi of Stockholm and the rabbi of the Great Synagogue. She received rabbinic ordination (s’micha) in 2009 from The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. Before coming to Stockholm she was the program director at Yeshiva University’s Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization and worked and taught as adjunct lecturer at JTS. Rabbi Steyer is a member of Sweden’s Interreligious Council.
This course teaches the student how to undertake the critical study of selected talmudic texts. The course focuses on texts from the Mishna, Tosefta and Babylonian Talmud Tractate Sukkah. The course introduces the student to the tools necessary for the study of these texts and guides the student in the explanation and analysis of selected pericopae with attention to the Talmudic reasoning and methodology in the Babylonian Talmud. Prior knowledge of Aramaic is not necessary, relevant terms and phrases will be explained.