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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 Gittin Advanced Survey II (Talmud 356f)

Talmud Gittin Advanced Survey II [Talmud 348]
42 hours (13 weeks); in addition 156 hours of supervised study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
April 2000 - June 2005.
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 of Gittin; 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 of Gittin is addressed, which deals primarily with the laws pertaining to the agency in the delivery and receipt of the divorce contract, including the laws of evidence in the issuing of the divorce contract, shemittah, and shichrur avodim. 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: agency in the writing, delivering and receiving of a get; nullification of marriages and of divorce documents; judicial review; status of minors as claimants in court; methods of analysis of unclear statements in legal documents and statements; collection of a kethubah; shemittah and pruzbul; and dinei avodim.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (11/00). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 156e, 256e, 356e, 456e (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 356f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 356f and Talmud 456e at the graduate degree level.