For this assignment, we analyze the second major legal tradition that developed, the Talmudic legal tradition.
RESEARCH ESSAY: TALMUDIC LEGAL TRADITION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
For this assignment, we analyze the second major legal tradition that developed, the Talmudic legal tradition. The Talmud is the major source of this tradition and has been maintained for
thousands of years. Often referred to as the Jewish legal tradition, this tradition has influenced
countless other traditions throughout the world. This assignment hones your research and writing
and sharpens your analytical skills by requiring you to identify historical aspects of the Talmudic
legal tradition, while also deducing how the history has shaped the present in the United States.
This Module: Week you have read about the Talmudic legal tradition, a unique legal system that
has existed for thousands of years. For this first essay, answer the following 3 questions:
Is this legal tradition a religious legal system?
How has this legal tradition allowed the Jewish people to maintain their identity?
Has this legal tradition influenced the legal system of the United States?
Your essay must be 5–6 pages in current Bluebook format and contain at least 5 scholarly
sources in addition to/other than the course textbook and the Bible. Wikipedia does not count as
a scholarly source. Include headings for clear organization. Cover Pages will not count toward
the page total, and your citations should be in-text citations (not footnotes, endnotes, reference
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