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Mercaz HaTorah | Evaluated Learning Experience
Talmud 141, 241, or 341 - Bava Kama III (T141, T241, or T341)
97.5 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 240 hours of supervised peer study
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
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.
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, 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.