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Talmud 33 - Survey Bava Metziah I (T33)

25 hours (5 weeks); in addition, 50 hours of supervised peer study.
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.


Students read and study tractate Bava Metziah employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the law pertaining to found objects and lost objects. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (10/06) (7/22 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course and the Intensive Study course of the same title.