Prof. Marc Hirshman
24 teaching hours, equivalent to 3 ECTS
Professor Marc Hirshman teaches Midrash and Rabbinic Thought in the Melton Centre for Jewish Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His last book The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture: Texts on Education in their Late Antique Context (Oxford) appeared in 2009 and his critical edition of Ecclesiastes Rabbah 1-6 with commentary and introduction in November 2016.
The course serves as an introduction both to Midrashic literature and to Rabbinic Thought. Many of the texts focus on Rabbi Akiva’s approach to Midrash and to religious thought. Comparisons are also drawn to late antique texts.