Online Course-Aphrodite and the Rabbis: Roman Culture and the Creation of Judaism

Date: Nov 28, 2016 - Dec 12, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Off Campus Courses | Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Community Courses Online Learning

A Live, Online Course with JTS

Spend your lunch hour with JTS in this live, interactive online course taught by Dr. Burt Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies. Dr. Visotzky will explore the role of Greco-Roman culture in transforming a Jerusalem-centered cult into a world religion and shaping Judaism as we know it today. Topics include:

  • What Hath Rome to Do With Jerusalem? Introduction and Lessons of the Catacombs
  • How the Rabbis Depicted Rome: Empire and Emperors
  • Were the Rabbis Philosophers? Love of Law and Wisdom

Three Mondays:
November 28; December 5 and 12, 2016
12:00–1:00 p.m. ET


$60 (includes all curricular materials)


Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Note: Those who register will also receive a link to lecture recordings.