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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Gittin Intensive (TI372)

Formerly Talmud: Gittin Intensive (T1472)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
97 hours (19 weeks); in addition, 361 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
February 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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: 

The first chapter of the Tractate Gittin involves the laws of divorce and the eighth chapter involves the laws of the get-giving process, including types of parchment necessary for the get, who may deliver the get, the ability of one's estate to acquire something, conditions in the get, and the expiration of a get. 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 students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Topics covered include: the type of parchment necessary for the get; analysis of who may deliver the get; examination of the ability of one's estate to acquire something; laws of conditions in the get; discussion regarding the lifespan of a get; in depth analysis of the handover of the get; and acceptable reasons for divorce.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/04) (12/09). 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.

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