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Talmud 36 - Survey Bava Kama (T36)

65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 130 hours of supervised peer study.
Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.

May 2010 - May 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the literary and linguistic elements characteristic of the Talmudic Aramaic, allowing a systematic reading of the Talmudic text; discuss the essential substance of the legal/ceremonial material addressed in the Talmudic discussion; and discuss the running Talmudic commentary offered in the Rashi gloss.


Students read the seventh chapter of the tractate focusing on laws relating to a thief as extrapolated from the verse in Exodus 2. These laws are contrasted with the laws extrapolated from a different Exodus and verse  are analyzed in various contexts covering many Talmudic topics and ideas.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/11).