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Last update 03-07-2016
HU Credits: 3

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: law

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Hila Ben-Eliyahu

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By Appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Hila Ben Eliyahu

Course/Module description:
The workshop is based on the lectures of the best professors and researchers in the fields of classical Jewish law and related areas such as philosophy, history of the Jewish People, and Talmud.
The lectures include, among others, presenting basic and key concepts and positions of Jewish law, literature and research articles review and the central issue in-depth study of the subject being studied.
Before the lecture students are asked to read the discussed article, and submit a summary and comment/criticism.

Course/Module aims:
A. Familiarity with a variety of up-to-date research in Jewish law.
B. Creation of Critical reading habits in Jewish law.
C.. Introduction to a variety of research methods to extend the scope of legal research towards Jewish law.
The workshop serves as bridge between the introductory course on Jewish law (1st year), which deals mainly in the general framework of Jewish law and various elective courses that focus mainly on specific areas of Jewish law. It means to give graduate student in Jewish Law an Introduction to research options and methods.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Explain the structure and moves of an article in Jewish Law
2. Distinguish between different types of arguments
3. Assess the nature and quality of an argument in an article in Jewish Law.
4. Formulate reasoned criticism on an article in Jewish Law

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Full attendance and active participation in all sessions of the workshop
handing in weekly task related to the article presented the same week

Course/Module Content:

Required Reading:
Will Be posted on the course website, according to the lectures list.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 20 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 80 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Attendance at the workshop sessions is mandatory.
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.