September 02, 2003

Weiss-Halivni, David
Jewish Family Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Professor Weiss-Halivni is a brilliant man who should be commended for his command of Jewish Scripture. BUT he is getting somewhat older and that is obvious in his teaching. His classes are boring and have no connection to one another. If you did not go to day school or yeshiva, the lectures can be difficult to follow. Although the TAs are very helpful, Halivni has trouble understanding the non-Orthodox student. If you have a personal interest in studying scripture on your own, this is a good class to take because of the final 15-20 page paper but don't expect any help from him. He assigns this one grade because he believes in learning for the love of learning, but it ends up making the paper a pretty stressful experience

Workload:

One 15-20 page paper where you are pretty much on your own.