Department of Talmud and Oral Law

For close to two thousand years Talmudic literature has engaged the best minds of the Jewish people. In addition to being a source of wisdom the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds offer a methodology and brilliance in formulation that many people believe is responsible for some of the most incredible intellectual accomplishments of the Jewish people.

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Research: Rabbinic literature Aggadah and Midrash Textual criticism Traditions and redaction Critical edition of Midrash Esther Rabbah
Departmental seminar May 2022 - Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
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Pesikta de-Rav Kahana (below: Pesikta) is arguably the most structurally complex midrashic…