New Book: Learning to Read Talmud
There’s a new book about learning Talmud that may be of interest.
Here’s a description of Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens from the publisher’s web site:
Learning to Read Talmud is the first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal. Bridging the study of Talmud and the study of pedagogy, this book is an essential resource for scholars, curriculum writers, and classroom teachers of Talmud.
And the table of contents:
Introduction. Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens
Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman
Chapter 1. Stop Making Sense: Using Text Guides to Help Students Learn to Read Talmud
Beth A. Berkowitz
Chapter 2. Looking for Problems: A Pedagogic Quest for Difficulties
Ethan M. Tucker
Chapter 3. What Others Have to Say: Secondary Readings in Learning to Read Talmud
Jane L. Kanarek
Chapter 4. And No One Gave the Torah to the Priests: Reading the Mishnah’s References to the Priests and the Temple
Chapter 5. Talmud for Non-Rabbis: Teaching Graduate Students in the Academy
Gregg E. Gardner
Chapter 6. When Cultural Assumptions about Texts and Reading Fail: Teaching Talmud as Liberal Arts
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander
Chapter 7. Talmud in the Mouth: Oral Recitation and Repetition through the Ages and in Today’s Classroom
Jonathan S. Milgram
Chapter 8. Talmud that Works Your Heart: New Approaches to Reading
Postscript. What We Have Learned About Learning to Read Talmud
Jon A. Levisohn
If you order from the publisher’s website and add the discount code READTALMUD30 you can get a thirty percent discount.