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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Yevamot Survey (TS241)

Formerly Talmud: Yevamot Survey (TS141, TS341)
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: September 2000 - August 2006. Version 2: September 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 fourth chapter of Tractate Yevamot focuses on the ceremony of Chalitzah and other issues relevant to the chalitzah process. 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 include: performing a levirate marriage or Chalitzah to a widow within 30 days of her husband's death; questionable paternity of an offspring; status of collection of a Ketubah; lack of proper intention in marriage; Rabbinic ordinances concerning the relatives of a Chalutza; reasons for a waiting period for marriage of a nursing mother; comparison of private mourning periods to public mourning periods; forbidden unions which produce a Mamzer; tainted lineage produced from illicit cohabitation prohibited by a negative commandment. 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. 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 (TS141): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TS341): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01). 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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