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Talmud Bava Kama XI (Talmud 169d, 269d, 369d, 469d)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 367 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

April 2008 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 169d: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second 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, utilizing also the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 269d, Talmud 369d: In addition to the above outcomes, utilized in a more complete fashion, 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. The difference between the two levels is in the focus on conceptual development. As students become more adept at textual mastery, the focus changes more to conceptual development.Talmud 469d: In addition to the above objectives, 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 are expected to 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 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. Instruction and peer study involving the content of the second chapter of Bava Kama. NOTE: All students study the same 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 169d: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 269d or 369d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 469d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/08). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 169d, 269d, 369d, or 469d at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 169d, 269d, or 369d at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 469d at the graduate degree level.

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