The Talmud is a post-Biblical encyclopedic body of Jewish civil and religious laws. It constitutes the greatest contributions to rabbinical literature in the history of Judaism. Shlomo Karni examines its historical evolution and its contents and structure. The class reads and discusses a few short selections. 


Shlomo Karni, PhD is professor emeritus at UNM where he taught in both the departments of electrical engineering and religious studies. He received his undergraduate degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and his graduate degrees from Yale University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.