Open to Undergraduates Only
Sunday, May 19-Thursday, June 7, 2013
In honor of Memorial Day, there will be no classes on Sunday, May 26, and
Monday, May 27.
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 1250: Prophets
Alison Joseph, 9:30-11:20 a.m.
This course will deal with the Na of Tanakh (Nevi'im), the former and later prophets. Students will be introduced to the books of "Prophets," the Prophets themselves, and prophetical literature. This course has a prerequisite of HEB 2103.
BIB/MED/MID 3520: 12th-Century Exegesis and the Invention of Literature
Robert Harris, 9:30-11:20 a.m.
A course to examine how 12th century biblical exegetes made possible the eventual emergence of literature both as a concept and as an object of study. Our course will focus on Rashi, Rashbam, and other commentators who were most instrumental in fostering the changes in the way "readers" encountered "text." Prerequisites: 1000-level Bible or Talmud course and HEB 2103 or its equivalent.
TAL 1011: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
Mayer Rabinowitz, 1:30-3:20 p.m.
An introduction to the major works produced by the Rabbis in late antiquity. The Mishnah, Tosefta, halakhic midrashim, the Bavli, and the Yerushalmi will be considered in light of the setting in which each work was produced, its characteristics, outlook or ideology, and its relationship to other works in the classical rabbinic canon. Prerequisite: HEB 1101 or equivalent.