History of Rabbinic Civilization

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Course ID: Jewish Studies 30619-OL
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Undergraduate), Jewish Studies (Graduate)
Location: Online

This course provides an overview of the history of the Rabbinic period (70 CE-500 CE), as well as an in-depth look at selected historical and scholarly problems of the Rabbinic period, which are being debated among Rabbinic scholars even today. Some issues to be discussed include: the Maccabean revolt and the establishment of the festival of Hanukah; the resistance against Rome; the significance of Masada; the rise of Jewish mysticism in the ancient world; the Bar Kochba revolt; and the relationship between Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. (Classical)