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Advanced Talmud: Bava Metzia (TAL317)
104 hours (13 weeks ).
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Bava Metzia, demonstrate mastery of the intricate and detailed arguments of the Talmudic glosses and a wide range of commentaries, distill the various opinions that constitute the legal discussion and appraise the relationship between them and conceptualize the abstract principles at the core of the discussion.
Major topics taught in this course include: Oaths, uncertainty, one witness, when we know there is a liar, modeh bemiktzos, return of a lost object, migu, heilech, who cannot take an oath, false claims, delayed protest, when one party seized the object, tokfo Kohen, and two who are holding onto a document. Topics and sources may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Three previous Talmud courses, basic familiarity with the topics dealt with in the Tractate.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Talmud, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Theology (3/21).