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Talmud Kiddushin Advanced Survey I (Talmud 357c)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
78 hours (26 weeks); in addition 312 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 
August 2000 - December 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the end of the first chapter and beginning of the second chapter of Kiddushin; 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 in a complete fashion the full range of major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: the end of the first chapter and beginning of the second chapter of Kiddushin, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to parental obligations, time bound mitzvos, agricultural laws, agency and conditional contracts, are 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. In addition, students are introduced to advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Topics include: exemption from time bound mitzvos for women; parental obligations in education and mitzvos; obligation and allotment of time for Torah study; honoring parents and Torah scholars; agricultural laws of Israel; reward and punishment; utilizing agency for marriage and mitzvos; validity of various agents; marriage performed through ma'amar; transferring loans; and kiddushin made on condition.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/01). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 157b, 257b, 357b, 457b (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 357c. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 357c and Talmud 457b at the graduate degree level.

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