The Jewish People’s Court

The Talmud is not only a compendium of Jewish law, it is essentially case law.  This means that the legal code was not voted on by a group of law-makers but that it grew out of the rulings of individual rabbinic judges as they weighted the merits of real cases and compared them to the Torah’s rulings on similar cases.  In this course you’ll learn to think like a lawyer and a rabbi as you judge the kinds of cases that might actually occur in your own experience.

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Weekly on Sundays