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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 Pesachim Advanced Survey II (Talmud 359f)

42 hours (13 weeks); in addition 156 hours of supervised study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
April 2002 - December 2007.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the second section of the second chapter of Pesachim; 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 second section of the second chapter of Pesachim is addressed, dealing primarily with the laws pertaining to the prohibition of owning and eating chametz and the mitzvoth of matzah and maror. 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: the prohibition of owning and eating chametz; and the mitzvoth of matzah and maror.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/02). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 159e, 259e, 359e, 459e (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 359f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 359f and Talmud 459e at the graduate degree level.