Articles by Sam Berkovitz

The Ancient Beit Midrash and the Modern Academy: An Exploration of Origins and Methodology

If you were to visit a Geonic yeshiva during the months of Elul and Adar you would find a situation not too dissimilar from a modern beit midrash. There would be students hearing a lecture from a teacher, all of them having a set place to sit. Everyone would be studying the designated masekhta ... Read more →