Neusner, Brisk, and the Stam: Significant Methodologies for Meaningful Talmud Teaching and Study

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dc.contributor.author Chernick, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-30T18:59:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-30T18:59:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10192/37707
dc.description.abstract One of the major challenges in the teaching of Talmud is identifying pedagogic methods that can forge a connection between that literature and the student; the concerns and culture of the contemporary student differ significantly from those of the Rabbis, and differing culturally determined modes of discourse are used to discuss those concerns. In this paper, the author unpacks a pedagogic praxis that uses three modern approaches to the Talmud: Jacob Neusner’s approach to rabbinic literature, the “Brisker derekh,” and the historical-critical method. He demonstrates how combining these complementary frameworks helps construct bridges between students and the Talmud, helping them understand the need for knowing something about the Talmud, enjoy Talmud study more, and appreciate the Talmud as a literature that shapes Jewish culture in general.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy in Jewish Studies;Working Paper No. 19
dc.rights This paper is one of a series of working papers on the teaching of Jewish studies, available for free download from the website of the Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy in Jewish Studies, a project of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. http://www.brandeis.edu/mandel/projects/bridginginitiative.html
dc.title Neusner, Brisk, and the Stam: Significant Methodologies for Meaningful Talmud Teaching and Study
dc.type Working Paper
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