We will study together selections of Rabbinic literature – Mishna, Tosefta, Midrash, and both the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud – to gain a sense of how the Rabbis, the Sages of old, attempted to understand their world. Through the study of the primary texts we will also discuss how their views influence ours as we attempt to comprehend the world in which we live.
Rabbi Vernon Kurtz received Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Rabbi Emeritus of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois, which he served for 31 years, Rabbi Kurtz is Adjunct Professor of Rabbinics at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. The author of Encountering Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Portion, Rabbi Kurtz has published articles in periodicals, books and the Chicago Jewish News.
Tuition: USD 120 / ILS 400 per course
10% discount price for 2 series of 6 classes: $215
The weekly zoom link will be sent via email to all registered students.
The Rabbinic Mind: How the Sages Understood the World