Rabbinic Literature: Textual Skills
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About Rabbi Uri Cohen
Would you like to improve your ability to translate and negotiate rabbinic texts? This 8-part series will help you do so.
Each week, the students will be assigned one or more passages from Gemara and rabbinic literature to translate
and send in. During class, we will review the texts carefully and discuss how to figure out the meanings of the
words and phrases. Besides recognizing basic vocabulary, this includes deciphering abbreviations and citations.
Students will also become familiar with reference works, databases, and other useful resources.
The cost for this course is $75.
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Rabbi Uri Cohen teaches at Midreshet HaRova and Midreshet Moriah. He learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS (YU) and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. For two years, he was an ATID Fellow. Through Torah MiTzion, he and his wife Dr. Yocheved Engelberg Cohen served as the first members of the Syracuse Kollel, and later as the first couple of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Princeton University.
They now live in Ramat Beit Shemesh. His eclectic lecture topics have included Talmudic Misogyny in Context, Harry Potter and the Value of Fantasy, Contemporary Orthodox Responses to Homosexuality, and How Not to Do Outreach.