Спецкурс "Introduction to Talmud"

I N T R O D U C T I O N  to  T A L M U D


Профессор Джудит Хауптман (Judith Hauptman) из Еврейской теологической семинарии Америки объявляет спецкурс "Introduction to Talmud" и приглашает всех желающих на свои лекции.

Спецкурс читается на английском языке.


Фрагмент занятия 21 мая 2010 г.:




Все занятия проходят в ауд. 12 на Факультете архивного дела ИАИ РГГУ (ул. Никольская, д. 15, второй этаж) .

Справки по тел.: (495) 250-64-70



Аннотация и тематический план курса:

GOALS of COURSE 1) To introduce students to the major works of rabbinic legal literature; to their themes, contents, and structure; to their philosophical and ethical musings; to the rabbis who produced this literature; 2) to give students samples of the various kinds of texts so that they experience the literature first hand; 3) to give students a historical overview of the development of Jewish law so that the place and importance of Talmud is grasped clearly

COURSE MATERIALS "1" and "2" (NB: COURSE REQUIREMENTS адресованы только студентам, а не вольнослушателям; расписание изменилось: занятия со среды были перенесены на пятницу, см. ниже)


Session 1 Development of Law From Torah to Prophets, to Septuagint, Book of Jubilees, Book of Maccabees, Dead Sea Scrolls; Comparison to Gospels; tracing the development over time of Sabbath law, Passover practice, and marital law; readings from Exodus 12, 19; Leviticus 19; Deuteronomy 6, 22, 24, 25; Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 17, Amos 8; Deuteronomion (Septuagint) 25; Jubilees 2, 50; Maccabees 1; Zadokite Fragments; Mark; Matthew; Luke

Session 2 What is Talmud? Survey of Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi; the meaning of Talmud; the importance of Talmud; structure and contents; law and lore; layout of a page of Babylonian Talmud; relationship of the various works to each other; how a sugya (talmudic unit of discourse) works; commentaries on the Talmud

Sessions 3,4 Aggadah: Rabbis Reflect on Prayer, Torah Study, Ethics, Relationship to God, Honoring Parents, Forgiveness; the image and role of the rabbis; readings from Bavli Baba Mezia 58b; Menahot 29b; Berakhot 10a, 31a; Mishnah Ta’anit 3:8; Ta’anit 23a; Kiddushin 31a

Sessions 5,6 The Sabbath; preparing for the Sabbath; lighting Shabbat lamps; reciting kiddush and havdalah; sabbath meals; the 39 major forms of prohibited labor; tales about the Sabbath; readings from Mishnah Shabbat 2,3,7; Mishnah Berakhot 8; Tosefta Berakhot 5; Bavli Shabbat 119a

Sessions 7,8 The Passover Seder, Historical Development; close comparison of Mishnah 10 and Tosefta 10; how the seder evolved from a paschal offering in the Second Temple to a banquet of rituals and texts; comparison of Bavli and Yerushalmi on topic of haroset and its symbolism; Bavli Pesahim 116a; Yerushalmi Pesahim 10:3

Sessions 9,10 Marriage in Rabbinic Law; patriarchal configuration of rabbinic society; acquiring a wife; living with a wife; divorcing a wife; paying the marriage settlement; marrying a brother’s childless widow; the commandment to procreate; readings from Mishnah Kiddushin 1,2; Mishnah Ketubot 4,5; Mishnah Gittin 9; Mishnah Yevamot 12; Bavli Yevamot 65b

Session 11 Review and Summary

Session 12 Examination

Расписание занятий:

Вторник, 11.05 

Четверг, 13.05 

Пятница, 14.05 

Понедельник, 17.05 

Вторник, 18.05 

Пятница, 21.05 

Понедельник, 24.05 

Четверг, 27.05 

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