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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Kiddushin Survey (TS232)

Formerly Talmud: Kiddushin Survey (TS132, TS332, and T211)
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: August 1999 - July 2006. Version 2: August 2006 - 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 second half of the second chapter and the third chapter of Tractate Kiddushin focuses on the various legal aspects of marriage, including the use of sanctified property for getting married, and the rights of ownership of sanctified property. 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 covered include: Misappropriation of hekdesh property; redemption of maaser sheni; ownership of maaser sheni; guidelines on what one may purchase with maaser sheni funds; items which may be used to effect kiddushin; deviations of certain forbidden items; inheriting tithes; placing a monetary value on the benefit of gratitude; rescinding thoughts; consecration of fields before the Jubilee year. Version 2: Topics are the same as the earlier version. Only one credit recommendation level is now in effect.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: First Level Students (TS132) or Second Level Students and beyond (TS332): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00). 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 (5/06 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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