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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 Sanhedrin Advanced Survey I (Talmud 361f)

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

April 2003 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the talmudic text of the ninth chapter of Sanhedrin; 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 ninth chapter of Sanhedrin is addressed, which deals primarily with the laws pertaining to arayos, capital liability, machnisa lakipa, kanayim pogaim bo and entry to the bais hamikdash. Sudents 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: fundamental issues of arayos and capital liability, issues of warning and the death penalty, elements of machnisa lakipa, kanayim, pogaim bo misa biday shamayim and the bais hamikdash.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/04) (2/09 Administrative Review). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for Talmud 161e, 261e, 361e, 461e (undergraduate level credit recommendation) or 361f. Credit can be awarded for Talmud 361f and Talmud 461e at the graduate degree level.