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Talmud Gittin II (Talmud 156b, 256b, 356b, 456b)

Formerly: 
Talmud Gittin II [Talmud 144, 244, 344, 444]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel
Length: 
81 hours (26 weeks); in addition 312 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 

August 1999 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 156b: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the seventh, eighth, and ninth chapters of Gittin; 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 256b or 356b: In addition to the above outcomes, students utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text. Talmud 456b: Students analyze the abstract legal concepts implicit in the talmudic text and its commentaries and formulate abstract legal categories based on the talmudic text.

Instruction: 

Talmud 156b: Major topics include: the seventh, eighth, and ninth chapters of Gittin, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the divorce contract, are 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 256b or 356b: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 456b: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: divorce by a husband who is a mental deficient and agency for a mental deficient; husband's consent to divorce; conditional divorces; relationship of husband and wife after divorce; conditional contracts; manner of delivery of bill of divorce; methods of dating bill of divorce; divorce proceedings interrupted in middle; limited bills of divorce; exact language of bill of divorce; type of witnesses necessary for bill of divorce; confusion between similar bills of divorce; presumption of marriage and presumption of divorce. NOTE: Students in all four 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 156b: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 256b or 356b: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 456b: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 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 (1/00) (Administrative Review 7/11). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 156b, 256b, 356b, or 456b at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 156b, 256b, or 356b at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 456b at the graduate degree level. Also, credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 156b, 256b, 356b, 456b (undergraduate level credit recommendation), or 356c. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 356c and Talmud 456b at the graduate degree level.

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