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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: Makkos Intensive (TI381)

Formerly Talmud: Makkos Intensive (TI481)
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 2005 - 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 Makkos discusses the laws of Zomemim witnesses, who are guilty of a specific kind of false testimony and are punished with the very same consequence they had planned to inflict upon their victims - reciprocal punishment; extensive study of the various disqualifications that may render witnesses or testimony invalid. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (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.