Rabbinic Literature: Introduction and Selected Texts

A mini-course by Reuven Kiperwasser to be read at NaUKMA on February 10-13

This course includes an introductory part and a selection of readings. In its introductory part, the course will survey the development of the rabbinic literature from the oral tradition, namely Torah shebealpe, to the main works of this literature: Mishna, Tosephta, Palestinian Talmud, Halachic Midrashim, Aggadic Midrashim, and Babylonian Talmud. Then, the structure and significance of the principal parts of the rabbinic corpus will be explained, a selection of different texts from Mishna, through Tosephta and, consequently, Palestinan and Babylonian Talmudim will be presented in the lectures as well as in the workshop readings.


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