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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Ketubot Intensive (TI221, TI421)

Formerly Talmud: Ketubot Intensive (T321, T331)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 247 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
September 1998 - July 2003.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
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 Ketubot discusses the legal principles of marriage, as well as the legal applications of these principles in relations between man and woman in marriage. The issues raised analyze and elucidate the underlying principles of the marital relationship. 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 include: support of the betrothed after twelve months' waiting time; laws and customs of chupas niddah; unintentional actions; civil marriages; laws of mourning; permissibility of marriage during the mourning period; origins of aninus; origins of customs with respect to the chosson; leniency of a double Rabbinic ordinance; various laws of the Sabbath; laws concerning the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period. 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.

Credit recommendation: 

First Level Students (TI221): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TI421): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the two other Intensive Study courses of the same title, and the three Survey courses of the same title.

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