After getting back from the conference on "Modern Orthodoxy 1940-1970" sponsored by the Judaic Studies program at the University of Scranton, co-sponsored by Edah (about which I posted in six installments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), I headed off to my last Elman class. I will, at some point, be posting some highlights of the course (maybe next week(?)), but will just leave it at that, for now. (Interestingly, he mentioned to someone after class about blogs and suggested checking a few: Hirhurim, not the Godol Hador (though he warned him about that, but nevertheless, it is thoughtful), and a third one which I seem to have forgotten. He said he does so to better understand what's going on out there - with which I most certainly agree.) He then mentioned Gil's recent posting about what R' Schacter said about Talmud criticism, but said R' Schecter might not have been saying that about Academic Talmud, per se.
After that, I finally felt like that was the end of my school year, even though our last day of school was a week ago, as I had an assignment due on Wednesday, so now I can look forward to working on an article or two (about which I shall be posting on Sunday (I think)). So, yay!
Tags: Talmud, Academic Talmud, Academic Study of Talmud, Talmud Study