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Advanced Talmud: Sukkah (TAL311)
Classroom: 104 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Sukkah; demonstrate mastery of the intricate and detailed arguments of the Talmudic glosses and a wide range of commentaries; distill the various opinions that constitute the legal discussion; and appraise the relationship between them and conceptualize the abstract principles at the core of the discussion.
Major topics include: measurements of a sukkah—minimum and maximum, laws of schach, purpose of a sukkah, bitul, hanging decorations, bent sukkah walls, a platform inside a sukkah, hollowing out a sukkah, gud askik, a pit inside a sukkah, the tzitz—its writing, measurements, and placement, kdei achilas pras, laws of nazir, tzuras hapesach, and lavud. Topics and sources may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Three previous Talmud courses, basic familiarity with the topics dealt with in the Tractate.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Talmud, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Theology (3/21).