Advanced Summer Program in English
The Study of Jewish-Christian Encounters in the First Centuries CE.
Overview of the program
The department of Hebrew Culture Studies of Tel Aviv University is pleased to offer in the summer 2013 for the second time an intensive 6-week summer school in Jewish-Christian Encounters in the First Centuries CE.
The program is tailored for English speaking advanced students (M.A., M.Div., M.A.R, Ph.D., etc.) in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. It will look at rabbinic literature and its culture, and the way these intersect with Early Christian texts and society, while exposing the students to relevant historical sites, current scholarship, and leading Israeli experts in the field.
The program will be composed of:
- The core course Jewish-Christian Encounters in the First Centuries CE, taught by Dr. Shai Secunda.
It will consider both Western and Eastern Christian traditions. However, given the centrality of the Babylonian Talmud – a product of Sasanian Iran - for the formation of normative Judaism, and the relative scholarly neglect of Eastern Christianity, the course will pay close attention to interactions between Sasanian Jews, Christians, and their textual traditions. It will thus offer an introduction to and close reading of various passages from the Bavli. (4 academic credits)
- A course in Major Issues in Rabbinic Hebrew, taught by Shai Heijmans (2 language credits)
- Trips to relevant sites and guest lectures
6 weeks: July 7th –August 15th (Exact times will be confirmed later)
- Registration opens in November 2012: http://international.tau.ac.il/apply-online.html
- Application deadline: May 30th, 2012
- Cost: $ 2500 covering tuition, health insurance, tours and entrance to sites.
- Help will be provided to find a private accommodation in Tel Aviv.