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Talmud Courses with Inactive credit recommendations - Mercaz HaTorah

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
110.5 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 227.5 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
August 1993 - December 2007.
Objectives:

First year students will be able to discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the objectives above, analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.

Instruction:

Students read and study tractate Kidushin employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the nature and forms of betrothal. 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.

Credit recommendation:
First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title.
Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
42.5 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 112.5 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
August 1993 - December 2007.
Objectives:

First year students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the objectives above, analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.

Instruction:

Students read and study tractate Kidushin employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to indentured servitude. 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.

Credit recommendation:
First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or 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: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title.
Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
170 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 350 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
August 1993 - December 2007.
Objectives:
First year students: Discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the objectives above, analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.
Instruction:
The student reads and studies tractate Bava Metzia employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the laws and procedures concerning the establishment of legal possession with special emphasis on lost property. 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.
Credit recommendation:

First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
110.5 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 227.5 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
August 1993 - December 2007.
Objectives:

First year students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the objectives above, analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.

Instruction:

Students read and study tractate Nedarim employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to vows. 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.

Credit recommendation:

First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies,or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
42.5 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 112.5 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1993 - December 2007.*

Objectives:

First year students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Second year students and beyond: In addition to the objectives above, analyze abstract legal concepts and formulate abstract legal categories based on the Talmudic text.

Instruction:

Students read and study tractate Nedarim employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the laws pertaining to the annulment of vows. 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.

Credit recommendation:

First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or 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: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Survey course of the same title. *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is extended to individuals who completed study between August 1991 and July 1993 upon the successful completion of a current examination. The official transcript from Mercaz HaTorah will indicate whether an individual qualifies under this special arrangement.

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 - December 2007.

Objectives:

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 Kidushin employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve the geographical, social, and temporal parameters of the applicability of commandments. 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; or 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). 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). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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

Version 1 or 2: 25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - December 2007.

Objectives:

Version 1 or 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 or 2: Students read and study tractate Kidushin employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of judicial and legal principles pertaining to modes of acquisition. 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, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation).   Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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

Version 1 or 2: 65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 130 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - December 2007.

Objectives:

Version 1 or 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 or 2: Students read and study tractate Nedarim employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the laws of vows. 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; or 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). 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). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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

Version 1 or 2: 25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates:

Version 1: August 1991 - April 2006. Version 2: May 2006 - December 2007.

Objectives:

Version 1 or 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 or 2: Students read and study tractate Nedarim employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the law pertaining to vows. 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, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). Version 2:In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06 reconsideration). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

Location:
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
August 1994 - December 1999.
Objectives:

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 Yuma employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the laws and commandments pertaining to holiday of Yom HaKippurim (the Day of Atonement). 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:

First year students: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second year students and beyond: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/94) (5/99 revalidation) (7/01 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.

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