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Talmud 31 - Survey Kidushin IV (T31)

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

Version 1, 2 , and 3: 100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates: 

Version 1: August 2002 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - December 2007. Version 3: August 2011 -Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 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, 2, and 3: Students read and study tractate Kidushin employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve betrothal by proxy, flawed acts of betrothal, conditional betrothal, forbidden marriage partners and their offspring.  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 (6/03). NOTE: Transcripts for September 1996 - April 2006 will indicate whether students are first or second year. Version 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration) (8/16 revalidation).  NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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