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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Yevamot Survey (TS242)

Formerly Talmud: Yevamot Survey (TS142, TS342)
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: February 2001 - January 2007. Version 2: February 2007 - 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 sixth, eighth, twelfth, and fifteenth chapters of Tractate Yevamot focuses on the ceremony of Chalitzah and other issues relevant to the chalitzah process, as well as all aspects of the Levirate marriage 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: intention required in levirate marriages; point of transgression in illicit relations; disqualification of a woman to a priest; laws of a High Priest; believability of a wife in testifying about her husband's death; conflicting testimonies; requirements of Chalitzah; tribunal requirement for observance of a Chalitzah ceremony. 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 (TS142): 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 (TS342): 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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