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Talmud Gittin III (Talmud 156d, 256d, 356d, 456d)

Formerly: 
Talmud Gittin III [Talmud 153, 253, 353, 453]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition 367 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 

April 2000 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 156d: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second part of the second chapter 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 256d or 356d: In addition to the above outcomes, utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text. Talmud 456d: In addition to the above outcomes, 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 156d: Major topics include: the second part of the second chapter of Gittin, dealing primarily with the legal concepts associated with the writing and delivering of the divorce contract, 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 256d or 356d: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 456d: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: Issues in the writing of the get; the process of erasing, writing and overwriting in gittin, Sabbath laws ands sefer Torah; various details in the laws of delivery of a get; laws regarding proper signature of witnesses; collecting debts from property subject to a lien; and valid proofs that a marriage has been dissolved. 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 156d: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 256d or 356d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 456d: 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 (11/00) (Administrative Review 7/11). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 156d, 256d, 356d, or 456d at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 156d, 256d, or 356d at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 456d at the graduate degree level.

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