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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Ketubot Survey (TS121, TS321)

Formerly Talmud: Ketubot Survey (T311)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 162.5 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 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: 

The fifth chapter of Tractate Ketubot discusses the various rights and responsibilities of husband and wife in marriage. Students prepare the applicable Talmudic texts as well as the major halachic opinions of the rishonim 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: amount of ketubah - statutory and supplemental; property liens for a ketubah; the gifts bequeathed in extremis; waiver of otherwise illegal stipulations in monetary matters; 12 month preparation; principles of determining intent; parameters of spousal support; property of the Holy Temple; child custody practices; fetal influences during pregnancy; levirate marriage; maintenance of a wife through an agent; child support laws and customs. 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 (TS121): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TS321): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the two other Survey courses of the same title, and the three Intensive Study courses of the same title.

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