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Talmud Pesachim II (Talmud 155e, 255e, 355e, 455e)

Formerly: 
Talmud Pesachim II [Talmud 122, 222, 322, 422]
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
42 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 156 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

April 1999 - December 2015. 

Learner Outcomes: 
Talmud 155e: Discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the beginning of the tenth chapter of Pesachim; 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 255e or 355e: In addition to the above objectives, utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentaries in the understanding of the text. Talmud 455e: In addition to the above objectives, analyze the abstract legal concepts implicit in the talmudic text and its commentaries; formulate abstract legal categories based on the talmudic text.
Instruction: 
Talmud 155e: The beginning of the tenth chapter of Pesachim, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the kiddush, havdalah, and seder ceremony, is addressed. The student prepares 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 the student in understanding the issues raised, and assists the student to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Talmud 255e or 355e: In addition to the above, the student is introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 455e: In addition to the above, the student is expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Topics covered in each course include: Laws dealing with kiddush, havdalah and seder ceremony; how change of location affects brachos before and after eating. 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 155e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 255e or 355e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 455e: 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 (1/00). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 155e, 255e, 355e, or 455e at the undergraduate degree level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 155e, 255e, or 355e at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 455e at the graduate degree level.

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