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Mercaz HaTorah | Evaluated Learning Experience
Talmud 140, 240, or 340 - Bava Kama (T140, T240, or T340)
Also known as Bava Kama II
170 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 350 hours of supervised peer study.
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
August 1993 - Present. (See note under credit recommendations).*
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
First year students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the outcomes above, students will be able to analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.
Students read and study tractate Bava Kama employing the major standard commentaries. 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 depth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.
First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation) (8/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title. *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is extended to individuals who completed study between August 1991 and July 1993 upon the successful completion of a current examination. The official transcript from Mercaz Hatorah will indicate whether an individual qualifies under this special arrangement.