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Talmud Gittin IV (Talmud 156e 256e, 356e, 456e)

Formerly: 
Talmud Gittin IV [Talmud 154, 254, 354, 454]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel
Length: 
42 hours (13 weeks); in addition 156 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 

April 2000 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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

Instruction: 

Talmud 156e: Major topics include: the first part of the fourth chapter of Gittin, dealing primarily with the legal concepts associated with the agency and evidence for 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 256e or 356e: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 456e: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: agency in the writing, delivering and receiving of a get; nullification of marriages and of divorce documents; judicial review; status of minors as claimants in court; methods of analysis of unclear statements in legal documents and statements; collection of a kethubah; shemittah and pruzbul; and dinei avodim.

Credit recommendation: 
Talmud 156e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 256e or 356e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 456e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 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 156e, 256e, 356e, or 456e at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 156e, 256e, or 356e at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 456e at the graduate degree level. Also, credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 156e, 256e, 356e, 456e (undergraduate level credit recommendation), or 356f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 356f and Talmud 456e at the graduate degree level.

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