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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 Metzia Advanced Survey III (Talmud 360c)

78 hours (26 weeks); in addition 312 hours of supervised study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.

August 2002 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the fourth chapter and part of the fifth chapter of Bava Metzia; 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 in a complete fashion, the full range of major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text.


Major topics include the fourth chapter and part of the fifth chapter of Bava Metzia, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to money and acquisition, as well as the related issues of ono'oh, pidyon, interest and usury, is addressed. 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. In addition, students are introduced to advanced conceptualization of talmudic text and commentaries. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the major relevant halakhic topics. Topics include: various issues of kinyan kesef, including definition of money versus goods and the elements involved in acquisition; issues of kinyan chalifin and ono'oh; related issues of pidyon maaser shaini and hekdesh; and issues of me'ilah, usury and interest.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/04) (2/09 Administrative Review). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 160b, 260b, 360b, 460b (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 360c. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 360c and Talmud 460b at the graduate degree level.