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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Shevuos I (Talmud 165a, 265a, 465a)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
195.75 (26 weeks) hours; in addition, 734.25 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

August 2005 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 165a: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the third chapter of Shevuos; 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, 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 265a: In addition to the above outcomes, students are introduced to the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text. In addition, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 465a: In addition to the above outcomes, focus in a more total sense on analysis of the abstract legal concepts implicit in the talmudic text and range of commentaries, and formulate abstract legal categories based on the above talmudic text. Students are expected to achieve proficiency in techniques of advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries.

Instruction: 

Students read and study the relevant section of tractate Shevuos employing the major standard commentaries. Instruction and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to Shevuos. NOTE: All students study these 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 165a:In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 265a:In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 465a: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studes, or Religion (1/07). NOTE: A student may receive credit for only one of Talmud 165 a, 265a or 465a at the undergraduate level; however, credit can get awarded for Talmud 164a or 265a at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 465a at the graduate degree level.

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