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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Bava Metzia XI (Talmud 170d, 270d)

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

April 2009 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 170d: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second chapter of Bava Metzia; 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. Talmud 270d: In addition to the above outcomes, students will utilize in a more complete fashion, the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text.


Talmud 170d: Major topics include: the second chapter of Bava Metzia, dealing primarily with the laws governing lost objects, is addressed. 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. Talmud 270d: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include laws regarding the obligation to return lost objects. NOTE: Students in all three courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 
Talmud 170d: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 270d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 170d, 270d at the undergraduate degree level.