Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Talmud I (TAL102)
Classroom: 78 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize and describe legal Talmudic concepts with proficiency; elucidate and trace the steps of the give-and-take dynamics of the Talmudic sections (shakla v’tarya); individuate the commentators and describe how and why each commands the position they do; demonstrate proficiency in independent study by understanding basic Aramaic used in the texts by reconstructing Talmudic legal dialogues and summarizing the legal opinions.
Major topics include: Levirate marriages, substituting objects for money, kiddushin, kinyan, gezeira shava, definition of “Rabbinic”, “forced choices”, masculine and feminine grammatical forms, maasros, orlah, reva’i, and shemittah, chelev, kisui hadam, chalitzah and yibum, and severing a marriage. This is a generic, skill-based course and tractate and topics may vary. The above topics serve as an example of topics that would be covered if the study was centered on the tractate of Kiddushin. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Formal education-record of successful completion of 4 years of high school (or equivalent), ability to read and comprehend Hebrew, and ability to read Rashi script.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Talmud, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Theology (3/21).