Session I

Open to Undergraduates Only

Sunday, May 17—Thursday, June 4, 2015

Due to JTS Commencement, there will be no classes on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

In honor of Shavuot and Memorial Day, there will be no classes on
Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, 2015.

Session I is a unique learning experience in which classes meet six days a week, Sunday through Friday. Courses are given at the undergraduate level and are open to students of the Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary and undergraduates enrolled at other universities. Outside students need to demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew beyond the introductory level.

Enrollment in this intensive program is limited; priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the intensity of the courses, attendance is mandatory. Students are allowed one excused absence as determined by the instructor. Each course earns 3 credits.

BIB/MID 3821: Genesis 22 in Three Religious Traditions
Robert Harris, 9:00–11:40 a.m.

This course will investigate Jewish, Christian, and Muslim paradigms for "reading" the narrative of Genesis 22. It will incorporate narrative, poetry, art, and music in its exploration.

Prerequisite: HEB 2103 and a BIB 1000-level course or its equivalent

TAL 1011: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
Mayer Rabinowitz, 1:00–3:40 p.m.

An introduction to the structure of the talmudic sugyah, methods of argumentation, and rabbinic terminology.

Prerequisite: HEB 2103