The Sages: Foundations Of Classical Judaism

JEW ST 330/ 530
  • Quarters: Spring, Winter
  • General Education Requirements: I&S
  • Instructors: Mika Ahuvia

Investigates the origins and foundation of classical Judaism by the Jewish sages (AKA the rabbis) in the context of the Bible’s completion, the Romans’ destruction of Jerusalem, and the emergence of Christianity. Discusses the rise of the rabbis, their stories and laws, and their Greco-Roman as well as babylonian-persian context.