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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 X (Talmud 170e, 270e)

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

April 2009 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 170e: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the ninth 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 the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 270e: In addition to the above outcomes, students are introduced to the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text.


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 focus on 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 170e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 270e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. (9/09 Administrative Review). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 170e or 270e.