01:563:315rabbinic literature

This course offers an introduction to rabbinic literature. Each part of the rabbinic corpus will be introduced and discussed, along with relevant non-rabbinic sources (the Dead Sea Scrolls, contemporary Christian and Pagan literature, and so on). Readings from the rabbinic sources will focus on the rabbinic conception of the relationship between the human and the animal world. All texts are in English and no prior exposure is required.