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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Bava Basra Survey (TS252)

Formerly Talmud: Bava Basra Survey (TS152, TS352)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 97 hours (19 weeks); in addition, 213.5 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates: 

Version 1: February 2002 - January 2007.  Version 2: February 2007 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:prepare a textual, linguistic, and legal analysis of the applicable Talmudic material; discuss the underlying principles to derive halachic conclusions; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to halachic resolutions; develop a comparative study of the various opinions raised.

Instruction: 

Version 1: The first and sixth chapters of Tractate Bava Basra focuses on analysis of sales and the assumed stipulations in those sales and civil laws concerning zoning and permitted use of a property. Studentsprepare the applicable Talmudic texts as well as the major halachic opinions of the rishonim and acharonim, and the opinions of various other commentaries and decisors. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce the crux of these issues.Topics include: purchase of seeds that fail to germinate; losses incurred from sales; wine which spoils; assumed contractual stipulations; rights of passage; zoning laws; causing pain to living things; public education; competition; firing a teacher. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given trimester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study depends upon what level the student is in. Version 2: Topics are the same as the earlier version. Only one credit recommendation level is now in effect.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: First Level Students (TS152): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TS352): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/02). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the other Survey course of the same title, and the two Intensive Study courses of the same title. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/08 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the other Survey course of the same title, and the two Intensive Study courses of the same title.

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