Study Jewish Texts
This almost 2,000-year-old text flies under the radar -- but it's immensely important to Jewish life.
Together with the Mishnah, these texts make up what is known as Rabbinic Judaism.
The two texts developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.
An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.
Sages & Scholars
The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.
This section of the Mishnah is one of the best-known and most cited of Jewish texts.
A modern emphasis on peer-guided text study--an approach with ancient roots--reflects new social realities in the world of traditional Jewish learning.
The rabbis of the Talmud designated specific female roles and activities, and were wary of women's nature, but they also tempered biblical laws that caused hardships for women.
A short description of what the Talmud is and is not, and how and why the Talmud has been studied by Jews throughout the generations.
A description of Judaism's primary book of Jewish legal theory.
Editor of the Mishnah.
Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.
The preeminent sage of first century Palestine whose name is on Jewish campus organizations worldwide.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Coping with destruction and building for the future.
A scholar in her own right.