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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud Makos II (Talmud 168e, 268e, 368e)

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

April 2007 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Talmud 168e: Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second chapter of Makos; apply analytical skills in talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of talmudic argumentation leading to halakhic conclusions and resolutions; focus primarily on the commentaries of Rashi and Tosafos, utilizing also the major medieval, modern, and contemporary commentaries to comprehend the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the text. Talmud 268e, Talmud 368e: In addition to the above outcomes, utilized in a more complete fashion, the 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 are expected to 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 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 involve the above chapter dealing with the laws pertaining to golus and unintentional killing: the three categories - shogeg, korov lemayzid, korov le'ones; nezikin, ir miklot, go'el hadam and kohen godol. NOTE: All students study the same chapters in a given term. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation: 
Talmud 168e: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion. Talmud 268e or 368e: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/08).