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Survey Courses - Mercaz HaTorah

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: September 1996 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Bava Kama employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the law pertaining to torts and damages. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/97) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion  (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.  

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Kethuboth employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the legal principles of compensation in marital affairs. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2:  In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation) (12/19 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title. 

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Kethuboth employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws and commandments pertaining to marital rights. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation) (12/19 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2:  Students read and study tractate Yevamoth employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of judicial and legal principles of levirate marriage. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation).  NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation) (12/19 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Yevamoth employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to marital status consequent upon licit and illicit marital relations. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1:  First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year.  Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation) (12/19 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2:  Students read and study tractate Bava Kama employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to torts and damages. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Bava Metzia employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to obligations of guardianship of property. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year.  Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 or 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Bava Batra employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to the sale and transfer of property and to business ethics. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1:  First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year.  Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 130 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Gitin employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the laws pertaining to divorce. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 65 hours (13 weeks); in addition,130 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Pesachim employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the laws pertaining to the permitted and forbidden foods of Passover. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/08 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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