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An Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
September 14 @ 10:00 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 12, 2019
All are welcome to join a weekly discussion of lectures by Azzan Yadin on early rabbinic literature at the Blue Hill Public Library. Yadin is associate professor of rabbinic literature at Rutgers University. His lectures are a free online course: https://bildnercenter.rutgers.edu/introduction-to-rabbinic-literature.
“This course will provide an overview of early rabbinic literature. In it, Professor Yadin discusses and reads passages from some of the texts that shaped rabbinic Judaism, particularly the Mishnah and the Talmud. The course will explore the ways in which these works reflect the changes and challenges that faced the Jewish world in the wake of the destruction of the Second Temple, as the rabbis sought both to present themselves as heirs to the biblical traditions and distinguish themselves from other contemporaneous groups.”
Beginning Sept. 14, the group will meet five Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the library to discuss each of a few short lectures. The first meeting will cover lectures 1-4 (viewing time of about 15 minutes, or nine double-spaced pages of the transcript available on the website). This will be a participant-led discussion; please view the lectures and/or read the transcript beforehand.
For more information, call the library at 374-5515.