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Talmud Kesubos I (Talmud 150a, 250a, 350a, 450a)

Formerly: 
Talmud Kesubos I [Talmud 149, 249, 349, 449]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
195 (26 weeks) hours; in addition, 734 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
August 1995 - June 2005.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 150a: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the first two chapters of Kesubos; 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 250a or 350a: 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 450a: In addition to the above outcomes, 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 150a: Major topics include: the first two chapters of Kesubos, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the kethubah contract, are addressed. Sudents 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 250a or 350a: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 450a: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: scheduling of wedding ceremony; when financial responsibility of husband begins; claims of mistake in the marriage ceremony; contracts which are entered into by mistake; ability of rabbis to alter the details of the marriage contract; laws of martyrdom; where one of the parents of the bride or groom dies just before the wedding; remarriage for a widow and/or widower; mourning during the holiday period; the law of psik reisha; details of prohibition of work on holiday; special blessings for a bride and groom; dealing with conflicting monetary claims with doubtful facts; ways of dealing with a sfek sfekah - double doubt; the principle of migo esp. as it interfaces with issues of chazakah; principle of zechiah; minor converts; the kesuvah; using chazakah to deal with various situations where there are conflicting monetary claims; and disqualification for marrying into the priesthood; the principle of kovua. 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 150a: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 250a or 350a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 450a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/00). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 150a, 250a, 350a, or 450a at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 150a, 250a, or 350a at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 450a at the graduate degree level.

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