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Talmud 25 - Survey Sukah (T25)

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.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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 Sukah employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws and commandments pertaining to the holiday of Sukkot. 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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