Ethics of the Fathers II

Learn the Mishna's Eternal Lessons

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Ethics of the Fathers II


Ethics of the Fathers 202

This advanced upper level exam covering the last three chapters of the Talmudic tractate Pirkei Avot will require the student to demonstrate a command of Mishnaic Hebrew, being able to understand a Mishna and commentaries such as Rashi, Bartenura, Rabbenu Yonah and Maimonides, and deal with moral and communal issues such as how to handle disagreements, the proper way to provide comfort to people in distress, theories of education, and proper judgment.

This course has a value of 1.5 lower-level undergraduate credits.