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Talmud 32 - Survey Yuma (T32)

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: May 2005 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - December 2019.

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 literary and linguistic elements characteristic of the Talmudic Aramaic, allowing a systematic reading of the Talmudic text; discuss the essential substance of the legal/ceremonial material addressed in the Talmudic discussion; and discuss the running Talmudic commentary offered in the Rashi gloss.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Students read and study tractate Yuma employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to the Day of Atonement.  Topics covered include: Forbidden pleasures on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the laws of each, their levels of severity and leniencies; eating on Yom Kippur; education of children toward fasting; life threatening circumstances; and atonement, its system and methods of achieving. 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 (9/05). 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).

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