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Learning to Read Talmud

What It Looks Like and How It Happens

Jane L. Kanarek (editor) Marjorie Lehman (editor)

ISBN: 9781618115775

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

The first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal.
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Learning to Read Talmud is the first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal. Bridging the study of Talmud and the study of pedagogy, this book is an essential resource for scholars, curriculum writers, and classroom teachers of Talmud.
Pages 258
Dimensions 234 x 156
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher Academic Studies Press
Subject/s Teaching of a specific subject   History of religion   Jewish studies   Judaism: sacred texts   Religious instruction  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman
  • Chapter 1. Stop Making Sense: Using Text Guides to Help Students Learn to Read Talmud Beth A. Berkowitz
  • Chapter 2. Looking for Problems: A Pedagogic Quest for Difficulties Ethan M. Tucker
  • Chapter 3. What Others Have to Say: Secondary Readings in Learning to Read Talmud Jane L. Kanarek
  • Chapter 4. And No One Gave the Torah to the Priests: Reading the Mishnah's References to the Priests and the Temple Marjorie Lehman
  • Chapter 5. Talmud for Non-Rabbis: Teaching Graduate Students in the Academy Gregg E. Gardner
  • Chapter 6. When Cultural Assumptions about Texts and Reading Fail: Teaching Talmud as Liberal Arts Elizabeth Shanks Alexander
  • Chapter 7. Talmud in the Mouth: Oral Recitation and Repetition through the Ages and in Today's Classroom Jonathan S. Milgram
  • Chapter 8. Talmud that Works Your Heart: New Approaches to Reading Sarra Lev
  • Postscript. What We Have Learned About Learning to Read Talmud Jon A. Levisohn
  • Contributors
Jane L. Kanarek is Associate Professor of Rabbinics and Associate Dean of Academic Development and Advising at Hebrew College. She is the author of Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law (Cambridge University Press 2014).

Marjorie Lehman is Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the author of The En Yaaqov: Jacob ibn Habib's Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus (Wayne State University Press), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award–Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in the category of Scholarship.

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