From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in Its Legal and Social Contexts
Date: Feb 06, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsor: The Library
A Discussion with Author Dr. Jonathan S. Milgram
In his book From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah, Dr. Jonathan S. Milgram, associate professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS, demonstrates that the transformation of inheritance law from the biblical to the tannaitic period is best explained against the backdrop of the legal and social contexts in which the tannaitic laws were formulated. The Biblical Review calls Milgram’s work “an important reference.”
This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.
Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the From Mesopotamia to the Talmud Book Talk is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.