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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Nedarim II (Talmud 166e, 266e, Talmud 366e)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel
Length: 
42 hours (13 weeks); in addition 156 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 

April 2006 - December 2015.

Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 166e: 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 Nedarim; apply analytical skills in talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of talmudic argumentation leading to halakhic conclusions and resolutions; focus primarily on the commentaries of Rashi and Tosafos, utilizing also the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 266e, Talmud 366e: In addition to the above outcomes, utilized in a more complete fashion, students are introduced to the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text. In addition, students learn techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. The difference between the two levels is in the focus on conceptual development. As students become more adept at textual mastery the focus changes more to conceptual development.

Instruction: 

Students are expected to 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 in understanding the issues raised, and assists students in deducing and elucidating the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but is not limited to discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Instruction and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to rights and obligations of owners of neighboring property. NOTE: All students study the same chapters in a given term. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation: 

Talmud 166e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 266e or 366e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/07).

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