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Talmud Bava Basra III (Talmud 167a, 267a, 467a)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
195 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 734 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

August 2006 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 167a: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the beginning of the third chapter of Bava Basra; apply analytical skills in talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of talmudic argumentation leading to halakhic conclusions and resolutions; focusing primarily on the commentaries of Rashi and Tosafos, also utilizing the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text.Talmud 267a: In addition to the above outcomes, utilized in a more complete fashion the students are introduced to the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text. In addition, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 467a: In addition to the above outcomes, focus in a more total sense on analysis of the abstract legal concepts implicit in the talmudic text and range of commentaries, and formulate abstract legal categories based on the above talmudic text. Students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries.

Instruction: 

Students read and study the relevant section of tractate Bava Basra employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to Bava Basra. NOTE: All students study these chapters in a given term. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation: 

Talmud 167a: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 267a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 467a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/08). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 167a, 267a, or 467a at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 167a or 267a at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 467a at the graduate degree level.

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