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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Makkos (TS282)

Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
97 hours (19 weeks); in addition, 213.5 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
February 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon succeessful 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: 

The second chapter of Tractate Makkos focuses on the laws of of exile for one who kills another person inadvertently and delineation of levels of unintentional killing. 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.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06). 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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