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Talmud Courses - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon succcessful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self-sufficiency in handling Talmudic texts and a wide range of commentaries along with substantive knowledge of the selected passages; demonstrate an understanding of the subtleties of Talmudic argumentation including an ability to abstract concepts and principles at the core of the discussion and apply these principles to a variety of situations.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course is an in-depth analytical discussion of Talmudic texts and commentaries in the traditional Rabbinic methodology. Students prepare the texts along with Rishonim and Acharonim medieval and later under instructor's guidance.  The lecture is devoted to study of the substance and essence of the text along with the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the commentaries, and to elucidation of major principles, their conceptual underpinnings and varied applications.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self-sufficiency in handling Talmudic texts and a wide range of commentaries along with substantive knowledge of the selected passages; demonstrate an understanding of the subtleties of Talmudic argumentation including an ability to abstract concepts and principles at the core of the discussion and to apply these principles to a variety of situations.

Instruction:
Major focus of this course is in-depth analytical discussion of Talmudic texts and commentaries in the traditional Rabbinic methodology.  Students prepare the texts along with Rishonim and Acharonim medieval and later under instructor's guidance.  The lecture is devoted to study of the substance and essence of the text along with the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the commentaries, and to elucidation of major principles, their conceptual underpinnings and varied applications.
Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self-sufficiency in handling Talmudic texts and a wide range of commentaries along with substantive knowledge of the selected passages; demonstrate an understanding of the subtleties of Talmudic argumentation, including an ability to abstract concepts and principles at the core of the discussion and apply these principles to a variety of situations.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course is an in-depth analytical discussion of Talmudic texts and commentaries in the traditional Rabbinic methodology.  Students prepare the texts along with Rishonim and Acharonim medieval and later under instructor's guidance.  The lecture is devoted to study of the substance and essence of the text along with the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the commentaries, and to elucidation of major principles, their conceptual underpinnings and varied applications.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self-sufficiency in handling Talmudic texts and a wide range of commentaries along with substantive knowledge of the selected passages;demonstrate an understanding of the subtleties of Talmudic argumentation, including an ability to abstract concepts and principles at the core of the discussion and apply these principles to a variety of situations.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course is an in-depth analytical discussion of Talmudic texts and commentaries in the traditional Rabbinic methodology. Students prepare the texts along with Rishonim and Acharonim medieval and later under instructor's guidance.  The lecture is devoted to study of the substance and essence of the text along with the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the commentaries, and to elucidation of major principles, their conceptual underpinnings and varied applications.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self-sufficiency in handling Talmudic texts and a wide range of commentaries along with substantive knowledge of the selected passages; demonstrate an understanding of the subtleties of Talmudic argumentation, including an ability to abstract concepts and principles at the core of the discussion and apply these principles to a variety of situations.

Instruction:

The focus of this course is an in-depth analytical discussion of Talmudic texts and commentaries in the traditional Rabbinic methodology.  Students prepare the texts along with Rishonim and Acharonim medieval and later under instructor's guidance.  The lecture is devoted to study of the substance and essence of the text along with the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the commentaries, and to elucidation of major principles, their conceptual underpinnings and varied applications.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the classical medieval commentators and identify their origin and location within the Vilna edition of the Talmud or outside references; dissect and explain classic Gemara structure as well as define concepts found throughout the Talmud; and demonstrate knowledge of Gemara, and the Rashi commentary on the material covered based on the understanding and elucidation of later classical medieval commentaries.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course includes: identifying nature of text, e.g., legal or supra-legal, identifying primary and supplemental material through analysis of the Talmudic discussion in search of the axiological concepts around which the discussion revolves through analysis of its structure. The course allows for a cross-section of different kinds of texts giving the student a broad range of topics with which to apply numerous research techniques and gain a familiarity with different commentaries and their style. The text may vary from course to course as per instructor's choice.  Students will also learn the stylistic differences between later commentators and the hierarchical structure of commentators in general thereby gaining the knowledge of when and how to use each commentary in order to research a passage of the Talmud.  The Intermediate Talmud courses become progressively more advanced as students are expected to gain independence in researching and studying early and contemporary commentaries. Students will also acquire knowledge at a greater depth as he progresses from course to course through the year.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: list and discuss classical commentators, medieval and contemporary and identify their origin and location within the Vilna edition of the Talmud or outside references; dissect and explain classic Gemara structure as well as define concepts found throughout the Talmud; and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Gemara together with the Rashi and Tosafos commentaries on the material covered based on the understanding and elucidation of later medieval and contemporary exegesis.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course includes: identifying nature of text, e.g., legal or supra-legal, identifying primary and supplemental material through analysis of the Talmudic discussion in search of the axiological concepts around which the discussion revolves through analysis of its structure. The course allows for a cross-section of different kinds of texts giving students a broad range of topics with which to apply numerous research techniques and gain a familiarity with different commentaries and their style. The text may vary from course to course as per instructor's choice.  Students also learn the stylistic differences between later commentators and the hierarchical structure of commentators in general thereby gaining the knowledge of when and how to use each commentary in order to research a passage of the Talmud.  The Intermediate Talmud courses become progressively more advanced students are expected to gain independence in researching and studying early and contemporary commentaries especially in the analysis of the Tosofos commentary to the Talmud. Students also acquire knowledge at a greater depth as he progresses from course to course through the year.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: list and discuss the classic commentators, medieval and contemporary and  identify their origins and locations within the Vilna edition of the Talmud or outside references; dissect and explain classic Gemara structure as well as define concepts found throughout the Talmud; and demonstrate thorough knowledge of Gemara, Rashi, Tosafos and other major medieval commentators on the material covered based on the understanding and elucidation of later commentaries.

Instruction:

Major focus of this course includes identifying nature of text, e.g., legal or supra-legal, identifying primary and supplemental material through analysis of the Talmudic discussion in search of the axiological concepts around which the discussion revolves through analysis of its structure. The course allows for a cross-section of different kinds of texts giving students a broad range of topics with which to apply numerous research techniques and gain a familiarity with different commentaries and their styles. The text may vary from course to course as per instructor's choice.  Students also learn the stylistic differences between later commentators and the hierarchical structure of commentators in general thereby gaining the knowledge of when and how to use each commentary in order to research a passage of the Talmud. The Intermediate Talmud courses become progressively more advanced students are expected to gain independence in researching most medieval contemporary commentaries. Students also acquire knowledge at a greater depth as they progresses from course to course through the year.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss substantial portions of Babylonian Talmud with the Rashi commentary; enrich their Talmudic vocabulary and knowledge of its logical give-and-take; and begin to independently study Talmudic texts.

Instruction:

The course focuses on: developing language skills and the ability to decipher the cryptic Talmudic text and reconstruct the dialogue. While increasing students' knowledge it grants them the tools for further study Learning in breadth rather than in depth makes students conversant in a variety of areas in Talmudic thought.  Text selection may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Talmud and its terminology. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss substantial portions of Babylonian Talmud with the Rashi commentary; enrich their Talmudic vocabulary and knowledge of its logical give-and-take; and begin to independently study Talmudic texts.

Instruction:

The course focuses on developing language skills and the ability to decipher the cryptic Talmudic text and reconstruct the dialogue. While increasing students' knowledge,  it grants them tools for further study. Learning in breadth rather than in depth makes students conversant in a variety of areas in Talmudic thought.  Text selection may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Prerequisites: Introduction to Talmud and its terminology; Introduction to Jewish Prayer. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Talmud or Hebraic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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