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Talmud 33 - Survey Bava Metziah I (T33)

Location: 
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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: 

Students read and study tractate Bava Metziah employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the law pertaining to found objects and lost objects. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (10/06). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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