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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Bava Basra IV (Talmud 167b, 267b, 367b)


81 hours (26 weeks); in addition 312 hours of supervised study.

Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel

August 2006 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 167b: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the end of the third chapter of Bava Basra; apply analytical skills in talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of talmudic argumentation leading to halakhic conclusions and resolutions, focusing primarily on the commentaries of Rashi and Tosafos, also utilizing the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 267b, Talmud 367b: In addition to the above outcomes, utilized in a more complete fashion, students are introduced to the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text. In addition, students are introduced to techniques in advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. The difference between the two levels is in the focus on conceptual development. As students become more adept at textual mastery, the focus changes more to conceptual development.


Students are expected to prepare the applicable talmudic texts as well as the major halakhic opinions of various rishonim and acharonim, including Rashi, Tosafos, and the other commentaries as assigned by the instructor. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised, and assists students in deducing and elucidating the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but it not be limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Instruction and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to property rights, such as chozokoh, liens, real estate theft, marital disputes concerning land as well as aspects of kinyanim and court procedures. NOTE: All students study the same chapters in a given term. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation: 
Talmud 167b: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 267b or 367b:In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/08).