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Advanced Talmud: Gittin (TAL314)
Classroom: 104 hours (13 weeks ). Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Gittin, 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: Languages of gittin and shtarot, migu, Medians HaYam, messenger of our mishnah, borders of Eretz Yisrael, holiness of Eretz Yisrael, bringing a Get to Eretz Yisrael, arguments of beis din on behalf of others, arguments of the husband, verifying documents, Rabbah and Ravah’s argument, not fluent in Gittin, brought by two messengers, rules of one witness, martial matters require two witnesses, the fact that they could have caused it, witnesses of support and validation, power of signed witnesses, language of “Before me,” Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Elazar’s disagreement, a Get without a date, a Get connected to the ground, signed witnesses according to Rabbi Elazar, witnesses of delivery according to Rabbi Meir, land surrounded by Eretz Yisrael, delivering gittin inside Eretz Yisrael, a messenger who became invalid, a mute messenger, delivering gittin in our times, a witness becoming a judge, when “Before me” was omitted, and a blind messenger. 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).