Introduction to Arabic as a Jewish Language
Hosted By: Hebrew Seminary
The course meets Wednesdays, June 15 – August 11.
The goals of this class include:
1.To be able to decode Arabic in order to use Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew dictionaries and follow the comparative linguistic analysis.
2. To begin to become aware of the pre-eminent Arab influence on the formation of Judaism from Sa’adia at the end of the 9th century thru the end of Moorish rule in the Maghreb and Andalus at the end of the 15th century and the continued flourishing of Arabic speaking Jewish communities to the mid-20th century.
3. To become familiar with key works written in Arabic or Hebrew by Arabic-speaking Jews including Ibn Maimoun (Maimonides).
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