Course: Commented Reading - Hebrew Texts

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Course title Commented Reading - Hebrew Texts
Course code KRE/CEHE1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lisý Štěpán, Mgr. M.A. Th.D.
Course content
In the semminar students should read texts chosen from Jewish legal (halakha) and ethical (musar) literature. For instance Mishneh Torah, Shulchan Arukh, Tomer Devorah and Sefer ha-Chinukh...etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Methods of individual activities, Work-related activities
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic texts of Judaism. The seminar will also be focused on hermeneutics, the processes of canonization and edition of texts. This course is designed for experienced students in reading Hebrew texts.
Students will read and analyze original texts. The course is linked to the course of Hebrew language and course of Reading of Hebrew Canonical Texts and enhances the gained knowledge. Students should acquire increased proficiency in working with modern Hebrew texts.
Exam from Hebrew Language and experience in reading of Hebrew texts.

Assessment methods and criteria
Creative work analysis, Discussion

Credit is dependent on the regular preparation of texts; 80% attendance; reading the commentaries and secondary literature; and passing an oral exam. Students will be given one of the texts and will prove through it that they have gained some knowledge of Hebrew grammar, as well as in translating and interpreting texts from the Judaic tradition.
Recommended literature
  • ALT, A., EISSFELDT, O., KAHLE, P., KITTEL, R. (eds.). Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia 4th edition. Stuttgart, 1977.
  • BOLOZKY, Sh. 501 Hebrew Verbs. New York, 1996.
  • BROWN, F., DRIVER, S., BRIGGS, C. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Dictionary. Massachusetts: Fifth Printing, 2000.
  • COFFIN, A. & BOLOZKY, Sh. A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew. New York, 2006.
  • JASTROW, M. (ed.). Dictionary of the Targumím, Talmud Bavlí, Yerushalmí and Midrashic Literature. Philadelphia, 1903.
  • LEVY, Y. (ed.). Oxford English-Hebrew Hebrew-English Dictionary. Jerusalem, 1995. ISBN 9653070274.
  • PRUDKÝ, M. Cvičebnice biblické hebrejštiny. Praha, 1992.
  • Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon. Mishne Torah - The Code of Maimonides. The Complete Restatement of the Oral Law. A Precise Edition based on Original Mss. The Classic Masterpiece in a Single Volume with Hebrew Vocalization.. Haifa, 2009. ISBN 9789657414019.
  • Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. Brooklyn, 1996. ISBN None.
  • SEGERT, S., KLÍMA, O. Mluvnice hebrejštiny a aramejštiny. Praha, 1956.

Study plans that include the course
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