Law and Narrative in Jewish Law (20337). 2 units. It is a common feature of the diverse canonical sources of Jewish Law that Law and Narrative are interwoven. We will examine the relationship and function of the narrative as both founding, exemplifying and challenging the law within the Jewish tradition. The sources that will be analyzed will be Biblical, Talmudic, and later texts such as Maimonides' great code, in which narrative plays a complex and fascinating role in shaping and directing legal norms. In the class we will examine different cases of such juxtapositions and we will analyze as well the implications of these texts within the broader discussion of legal theory. The texts will be student in English alongside their original language and no knowledge of Hebrew is required. Paper required. Enrollment limited. M. Halbertal.