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Advanced Talmud: Makkos (TAL319)
104 hours (13 weeks).
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Makkos, 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: Conspiring witnesses, difference between chalalus and mamzerus, the death sentence for conspiring witnesses, other punishments, effects of confession by conspiring witnesses, when the false testimony turned out to be true, shmittah and the annulment of debts, pruzbul, muzzling animals while they work, and punishment for transgressions that don’t involve physical action. 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).