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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Gittin Survey (TS271)

Formerly Talmud: Gittin Survey (TS371)
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: September 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 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 fourth chapter of Tractate Gittin focuses on divorce by proxy and ways to acquire and free slaves. 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 the crux of these issues. Topics include: overview of the laws of proxy; process of appointing a proxy; understanding the authority of a proxy in the divorce process; outline of the laws of taking an oath in court; discussion of the legal ramifications of the sabbatical and jubilee years; the concept of collateral in Talmudic law. Version 2: Topics are the same as the earlier version. Only one credit recommendation level is now in effect.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/04). 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 (12/09 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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