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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Kiddushin III (Talmud 157d, 257d, 357d, 457d)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 367 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
April 2001 - December 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 157d: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second section of the first 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 the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 257d or 357d: In addition to the above outcomes, utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text. Talmud 457d: In addition to the above outcomes, students will 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 157d: Major topics include: the second section of the first chapter of Kiddushin, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to avodim, 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 257d or 357d: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 457d: In addition to the above, students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: methods by which avodim are acquired; liens on property and the shibud of Rebbe Nosson; mechanics of loans; transferring shibudim; biblical sources for kinynei avdus; ownership vs. controlling legal status; laws of the amah ivria; validity of kinyanim transacted by minors; obligations of the owner to his eved; and laws and kinyanim of the eved canaani. 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 157d: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 257d or 357d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 457d: 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 (12/01). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 157d 257d 357d or 457dat the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 157d 257d or 357d at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 457d at the graduate degree level.

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