Great way of introducing a topic as complex as the Talmud. It was surely amazing to have such course instructors who can rarely be matched both in eloquence and erudition. Overall it was fun!
Best course I've experienced on Coursera so far! Really engaging and not 'dumbed down'. Fantastic and charismatic professor and assistant. Already recommended the course to many friends.
교육 기관: Lisa C•
This class is extremely informative...i came into it knowing absolutely nothing about The Talmud. I came out of this class with a better understand of what the Talmud has to say and how it is read...What i didnt know was ..the Talmud (complete) is just huge. I did pick up a little bit of Hebrew which i think is great. Im looking forward to purchasing a few chapters of Talmud and studying further. The only drawback of this class that keeps it from being 5 stars is the instructor has a fast speech rate ...he speaks very fast so youll be thankful for the pause and rewind feature. I think if he spoke at a slower rate there would likely be another entire unit added to the class.
교육 기관: Ross A•
Generally the course was really good, and had some excellent materials, especially the glossary for each chapter and the readings. Although it is considered an introduction, sometimes there was assumed knowledge of Judaism and Jewish theology/history, which was a bit unfortunate. This could easily be fixed with possible "additional" materials to expand on the topics covered. Overall though, it was a course definitely worth taking
교육 기관: Judith G•
I wish the course had covered a bit more about the Talmud, and possibly another topic. The course may need to be a bit longer, though, to accomplish this. Otherwise it was a good beginning study on the Talmud. I appreciate the hard work both put into producing the videos. Thanks for the course.
교육 기관: Charlie H•
Very interesting, with great use of the text to illustrate various talmudic methodologies and features. However, PLEASE have someone proofread your captions. They are riddled with errors, including both leaving out Hebrew words and mis-transcribing English words.
교육 기관: John H•
A fast paced and interesting journey through an example of the subject. Leaves a lot of questions to explore. The only thing I would like to have seen more would have been interaction with other students.
교육 기관: Charles W•
This is a very well constructed introduction to the Talmud but I think it would be improved if it made more demands on the student in terms of reading assignments and exercises.
교육 기관: John L•
Very interesting peek into the world of Talmud (and interesting to this non-Jewish student). I like that the Hebrew-reading student can access the original texts too.
교육 기관: Patrik W•
Informative and deatiled. A bit more practical context for those unfamiliar with the jewish tradition would have helped put this on 5-star level :)
교육 기관: Rosa L W•
I wish there were subtitles in other languages. Some concepts are too complex to understand in a foreign language.
교육 기관: Ms.Supriya A K•
The course is great and the instructors are superbly skilled people making complex topics easy to understand.
교육 기관: aviva b•
very interesting, challenging, but I find it hard to understand the intonation (highs and lows) of the ph
교육 기관: Fr. P G•
Very informative course. I would like to thank the team behind this course, I learned a lot from them.
교육 기관: Arna G S•
No problem with the course actually. Experienced several technical problems, however.
교육 기관: Joy S•
Entertaining way of teaching a complex subject
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교육 기관: Leo H•
great presentation with good dive into historical context and thought provoking material. quizzes are too easy, no real "homework" and self study required, which could strengthen the course. Beware that many academic views diverge from traditional Jewish interpretations and opinions accepted in more observant communities and yeshivot.
교육 기관: Natasha B•
The professor is speaking as a robot, and not a human being - reading the text without any emotions, pauses, gesticulations etc, All these are necessary to make the lectures worthwhile watching, otherwise we could just read the text.
교육 기관: kouassi n c•
c'est bon pour notre propre culture mais il faut arriver à suivre surtout qu'il y a des termes spéciaux à connaître
교육 기관: Francisco L•
I expected a more general view of the Talmud, I think the course is not for the normal student.
교육 기관: Maureen C•
Too technical. Boring.
교육 기관: Tina D•
The course was read out by the instructors and read out extremely quickly, which is very annoying.