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The Mishnah: Law as Literature

January 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Event Series Event Series: The Mishnah: Law as Literature

The Mishnah, the second century book that is the basis for the Talmud, seems simple. A well organized code of law, it structures Jewish ideas for subsequent Talmudic conversations. But there is more to the Mishnah than meets the eye. In this two-part class we will discuss how the Mishnah complicates our understanding of the nature of law and asks us to examine our expectations when reading what we consider to be good literature. This class is dedicated to the memory of Dan Cedarbaum, z”l.

Member fee $25, or included in Friday morning package; non-member fee $35

Last Minute RSVP’s are Welcome. 

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Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 884 1432 7090 | Passcode: 1224


Barry Scott Wimpfheimer  is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Law at Northwestern University. Wimpfheimer specializes in the study of Jewish Law and the Rabbinic Tradition, particularly in the Babylonian Talmud. His book The Talmud: A Biography was published as part of Princeton University Press’ Lives of Great Religious Books series in Spring 2018.

Cost: $25
Non-Member Cost: 35


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