Judaism and Islam through the Lens of Law
Date: Apr 25, 2017 - May 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Online Learning
Category: Online Learning
Learn Online with JTS
Join JTS during your lunch hour for a live, interactive online course. Encounter compelling scholarship that brings Jewish texts and wisdom to bear on contemporary issues.
Four Tuesdays: April 25 and May 2, 9, and 16, 2017, noon–1:00 p.m. ET
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will explore the shared focus on law in Judaism and Islam—what Jews call halakhah and Muslims shariah. Sessions will explore what these religious systems have in common and where they diverge to foster a more nuanced understanding of each.
Topics will include:
• The role of a canonical text in which law is foundational
• The scope of what the legal systems regulate
• The impact of flourishing interpretive traditions
$75 (includes all curricular materials)
All classes will be recorded. If you register for the course, you will receive a link to recordings.
Space is limited. Advance registration required.