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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud: Gittin Intensive (TI371)

Formerly Talmud: Gittin Intensive (T1471)
97 hours (19 weeks); in addition, 361 hours of supervised peer study.
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 2003 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a textual, linguistic, and legal analysis of the applicable Aramaic Talmudic material; conceptualize and articulate the reasoning behind the various legal citations and opinions, honing and applying analytical skills to Talmudic explication, argumentation, and resolution as the basis for halochot analysis and final decision making; discuss classical Talmudic topical concepts and document a grasp of the technical as well as theoretical aspects of the Talmudic portions studied.


The first chapter of the Tractate Gittin discusses the laws of divorce, including writing of the divorce contract, delivery of said contract validity of contracts written in foreign lands, number of witnesses needed, and type of witnesses required. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Topics include: overview of the writing of the divorce contract; delivery of said contract; discussion regarding validity of contracts written in foreign lands; number of witnesses needed; type of witnesses required; discussion of whether the proxy can act as a witness; in depth analysis of the acceptance of the husband's argument about the validity of the divorce contract.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/04) (12/09) (3/21 revalidation). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the other Intensive Study course of the same title, and the two Survey courses of the same title.