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Talmud Kesubos II (Talmud 150d, 250d, 350d, 450d)

Formerly Talmud Kesubos II [Talmud 151, 251, 351, 451]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 367 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

April 1996 - December 2015.

Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 150d: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the third chapter 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 250d or 350d: In addition to the above outcomes, students will be able to analyze texts. In addition, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. The difference between the two levels is in the focus on conceptual development. As students becomes more adept at textual mastery the focus changes more to conceptual development. Talmud 450d: 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 150d: The third chapter of Kesubos, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to combining of financial penalties with all forms of corporal punishment, 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 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 250d or 350d: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 450d: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: Chiyuv knas for forbidden relationships; the validity of coerced conversion; details of the cancellation of financial penalty where there is a simultaneous capital crime; details of the cancellation of financial penalty where there is a simultaneous corporal punishment. 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 150d: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 250d or 350d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 450d: 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 (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 150d, 250d, 350d, or 450d at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 150d, 250d, or 350d at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 450d at the graduate degree level.

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