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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Bava Kammah Intensive (TI362)

Formerly Talmud: Baba Kammah Intensive (TI262, TI462)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 97 hours (19 weeks); in addition, 361 hours of supervised peer study.

Dates: 
Version 1: February 2003 - January 2007. Version 2: February 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a textual, linguistic, and legal analysis of the applicable Aramaic Talmudic material; conceptualize and articulate the reasoning behind the various legal citations and opinions, honing and applying analytical skills to Talmudic explication, argumentation, and resolution as the basis for halochot analysis and final decision making; discuss classical Talmudic topical concepts and document a grasp of the technical as well as theoretical aspects of the Talmudic portions studied.

Instruction: 

Version 1: The first chapter of the Tractate Bava Kammah discusses the laws of damages, including the sources for requirement of payments, and various applications and damages. Students prepare 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 the students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Topics include: liens; laws of a watchman's obligations; payment for stolen property by the thief; fines levied against a thief; relinquishing ownership rights to an object. 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 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 (TI262): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TI462): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/04). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the other Intensive Study course of the same title, and the two Survey courses of the same title. Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/09 revalidation).

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