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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 Kiddushin Advanced Survey II (Talmud 357f)

42 hours (13 weeks); in addition 156 hours of supervised study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
April 2001 - December 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the third chapter of Kiddushin; 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 third chapter of Kiddushin, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the act of marriage and laws of testimony and conditional contracts, 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: marriages made al tanai; retraction of legally binding statements; multiple kiddushin; interim status of marriages made al tanai; retraction of legally binding statements; analyzing different kinds of tanaim; prerequisites for valid tanaim; acquiring projected properties; validity of a father's testimony; roles of witnesses in kiddushin; analyzing different kinds of tanaim; prerequisites for valid tanaim; and validity of a father's testimony.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/01). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 157e, 257e, 357e, 457e (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 357f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 357f and Talmud 457e at the graduate degree level.