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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 Kama XII (Talmud 169e, 269e, 369e)


42 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 156 hours of supervised peer study.

Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.

April 2008 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 169e: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the sixth chapter of Bava Kama; 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, utilize the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 269e or 369e: 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 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 them in deducing and elucidating the crux of these issues. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Instruction and peer study involves the above chapter dealing with the laws pertaining to rights and obligations of owners of neighboring property. NOTE: Students in all three courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 

Talmud 169e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 269e or 369e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. (9/08). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 169e, 269e, or 369e.