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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Talmud: Kiddushin (TAL315)

Length: 

104 hours (13 weeks).

Location: 
Authorized locations.
Dates: 

September 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Kiddushin, 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.

Instruction: 

Major topics taught in this course include:  Conditions and differences to a sale, how kiddushin work, the effect of becoming forbidden to others, differences between kiddushin/nisuin/yibum, chalitza, definitions of money, definition of money and monetary equivalents, effect of husband’s death on wife’s status, halachic status of sefichim, chalipin, father’s privileges, leaving her father’s possession, eilonit, and sefer kraisus. 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Talmud, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Theology (3/21).

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