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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 (TI223, TI423)

Formerly Talmud: Ketubot Intensive (T323, T333)
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 third chapter of the Tractate Ketubot lays down the laws of compensation, fines and penalties relating to the violation of certain categories of women, a distinction being drawn between these and others, in whose case some or none of the forms of compensation or fines are applicable. 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: the Kute sects; payment of fines; heavenly intervention; punishment by judicial courts; laws of Sabbath; damages and injuries in Jewish law; rules of testimony. 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 (TI223): 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 (TI423): 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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