The rabbis that shaped Jewish history | lecture series
Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Arizona State University
The birth of rabbinic culture played a central role in reshaping Judaism in the immediate post-Temple era in the Galilee and Iraq, especially on shaping the Talmud and delineating spheres of communal authority. Explore the roles of major figures including R. Yochanan ben Zakkai, R. Akiva, Yehudah ha-Nasi, Abba Arikha, and Shmuel of Nehardea.