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Talmud 141, 241, or 341 - Bava Kama III (T141, T241, or T341)

Location: 
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
97.5 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 240 hours of supervised peer study
Dates: 

May 2010 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the literary and linguistic elements characteristic of the Talmudic Aramaic, allowing a systematic reading of the talmudic text; the substance of the legal material developed in the talmudic discussion; the dynamics of talmudic argumentation; the variety of interpretive opinion represented in the glosses and codices of Rishonim and Ahronim texts which students will be able to systematically negotiate.

Instruction: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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 (8/11). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title.

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