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Talmud Kiddushin IV (Talmud 157e, 257e, 357e, 457e)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
42 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 156 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 
April 2001 - December 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 157e: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the third 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 257e or 357e: 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 457e: 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 157e: Major topics include: the third chapter of Kiddushin, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the act of marriage and laws of testimony and conditional contracts, 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 257e or 357e: In addition to the above, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 457e: In addition to the above, students are  expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics include: marriages made al tanai; retraction of legally binding statements; multiple kiddushin; interim status of marriages made al tanai; retraction of legally binding statements; analyzing different kinds of tanaim; prerequisites for valild tanaim; acquiring projected properties; validity of a father's testimony; roles of witnesses in kiddushin; analyzing different kinds of tamaim; prerequisites for valid tanaim; and validity of a father's testimony. 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 157e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 257e or 357e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 457e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 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 157e, 257e, 357e, or 457e at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 157e, 257e, or 357e at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 457e at the graduate degree level. Also, credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 157e, 257e, 357e, 457e (undergraduate level credit recommendation), or 357f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 357f and Talmud 457e at the graduate degree level.

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