Rabbis of the Talmud

The rabbis that shaped Jewish history | lecture series

Stanley Mirvis
Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Arizona State University

January 20 | 7 p.m.

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.

The rabbis that shaped Jewish history

This three-part lecture series will explore the role of rabbis in Jewish history from late antiquity until the dawn of the modern age; carve out definitions of rabbis and rabbinic culture; and assess the cultural contributions of individual rabbis through the ages.