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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Shevuos II (Talmud 165d, 265d, 465d)

Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
94 hours (13 weeks); in addition 367 hours of supervised study.
Dates: 

April 2006 - December 2015.

Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 165d: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the sixth chapter of Shevuos; 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 265d: 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 are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Talmud 465d: 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 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 involving the content of the sixth chapter of Shevuos, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to shevuos hadayinim and related laws of shevuos such as shevuos hesis, shevuos ayd eched, shevuos sheker, among others. 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 165d:In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 265d:In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 465d: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion or in the graduate category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/07). NOTE: A student may receive credit for only one of Talmud 165d, 265d or 465d at the undergraduate level; however, credit can be awarded for Talmud 165d or 265d at the undergraduate degree level and Talmud 465d at the graduate degree level.

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