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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Chulin I (Talmud 162a, 262a, 362a, 462a)

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

August 2003 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 162a: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the first chapter of Chulin; 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 262a, 362a: In addition to the above outcomes, 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 462a: 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 read and study the relevant section of tractate Chulin employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study focus on the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to the first chapter of Chulin. 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 162a: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 262a or 362a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 462a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/05) (6/10 Administrative Review). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 162a, 262a, 362a, or 462a at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 162a, 262a, or 362a at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 462a at the graduate degree level.

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