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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud III (Talmud 103, 203, 303, 403)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition 367 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 
August 1998 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 103: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text; 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; and utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 203 or 303: In addition to the above outcomes, students will be able to utilize in a more complete fashion, the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text. Talmud 403: In addition to the above outcomes, students will be able to 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 103: 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 helps them deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Talmud 203 or 303: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 403: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. 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 students are enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 

Talmud 103: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 203 or 303: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 403: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion OR in the graduate category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/00) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Talmud 103, 203, 303 and 403 can be repeated multiple times as long as the Chapters are different. For example, Talmud 103 Bava Basra Chapter 1 does not overlap with Talmud 103 Bava Basra Chapter 3; credit can be awarded for Talmud 103, 203, or 303 at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 401 at the graduate degree level even for the same tractate and chapter.

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