Ethical Themes in Classical Jewish Biblical Commentaries: Challenges and Opportunities in the University Classroom

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Abstract

My paper’s aim is twofold: to open a window on ethical themes as they arise in medieval
Jewish biblical commentaries and to exemplify how such works can serve as a resource for
introducing ethics into the university classroom. My “data” comes from a course titled “Medieval
Jewish Biblical Exegesis: Challenges and Opportunities.” The paper illustrates how moral themes
arise in the commentaries in ways that shaped ethical sensibilities. It also raises pedagogical issues,
including a decision to avoid some of the most vexing moral conundrums addressed by the
commentators in light of the course’s audience and the fraught theologico-political setting in which
the course is taught.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2016
EventSociety for Jewish Ethics 2016 Annual Meeting - Society for Jewish Ethics, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: 8 Jan 20168 Jan 2016

Conference

ConferenceSociety for Jewish Ethics 2016 Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto, Ont.
Period8/01/168/01/16

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