He is the editor of The Hebrew Bible, Women in Judaism, Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, and Contemporary Israel, as well asauthor/editor of numerous other titles, including When Brothers Dwell Together. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar of Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University.
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This volume is sure to be welcomed by teachers of formative Judaism and Christianity, their students, and interested general readers." "A spectacular round-up of superb authors, all of them expert in fields relating to the transition centuries between the Hebrew Bible and the emergence of Judaism -- and Christianity too.
One after another, the essays provide the state of the question: what scholars are saying now, and why.
Candidates concentrating in the Study of Judaism are required to pass five Foundational Courses: · Two courses within Textuality: (one in Biblical Studies, one in Rabbinic Literature) · One course in Practice · One course in Modern Jewish Thought · One course in Jewish History External Study: Students in the Study of Judaism may wish to study at another institution during the course of their program.
In the past, students have spent a year or semester studying Rabbinic texts at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and Mechon Hadar in New York City.This book is a must for anyone interested in the study of Judaism and its formation.It is the most current review of the scholarship surrounding this rich history and what is next for the field at large. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar of Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University.Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.UVA's Graduate Program in the Study of Judaism, which offers an MA and Ph D concentration in Jewish Textuality, Practice, and Thought, prepares students for advanced research and teaching about Jewish religion, history, and culture.This volume explores some of the latest clues into how early Judaism took shape, from the invention of rabbis to the parting of Judaism and Christianity, to whether ancient Jews considered themselves a nation.Rather than having simply evolved, “normative” Judaism is now understood to be the result of one approach having achieved prominence over many others, competing for acceptance in the wake of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in the year 70 CE.: The study of Jewish rituals, observances, culture and politics, foodways, and learning.This sub-area, ethnographically and historically based, focuses on how the practices of Judaism are transmitted, experienced, transformed and regularized.Students must demonstrate by examination a reading knowledge of at least one modern research language, usually French or German.Candidates must also demonstrate by examination a reading competency in Modern Hebrew (which may be substituted for either French or German) and Classical Hebrew.