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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Bava Kama VII (Talmud 458d)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 367 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
April 2002 - December 2007.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the first section of the tenth chapter of Bava Kama; 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, utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text; utilize the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text; analyze the abstract legal concepts implicit in the talmudic text and its commentaries; and formulate abstract legal categories based on the talmudic text.

Instruction: 

The first section of the tenth chapter of Bava Kama is addressed, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to obligations and liabilities of a thief and the liabilities and obligations upon stealing real estate. Students prepare the applicable talmudic texts as well as the major halakhic opinions of various rishonim and acharonim, including Rashi, Tosafos, and the other commentaries as assigned by the instructor. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised, and assists them in deducing and elucidating the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include the obligations and liabilities of a thief, yiush and stealing of real estate.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/02).

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