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Talmud Courses - Theological Research Institute

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
May 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the legal, philosophical and homiletic content of the Tractate with a focus on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars; apply research skills to uncover the meaning and understand the laws at hand; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format with assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. Instruction focuses on an extensive study and analysis of selected texts in the Tractate and commentaries in the original Hebrew and Aramaic from various scholars including Isaac Alfasi, 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki (Rashi), Moses ben Maimon (Maimonedes), Moshe ben Nahman Girondi (Nachmanides), Rabenu Asher ben Jehil (Rosh), Nissim ben Reuven (Ran) and other traditional Talmudic commentators. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).
Formerly:
Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011- Present.
Objectives:

Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the laws of betrothal and lineages, focusing on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars; apply research skills to uncover the meaning and understand the laws at hand; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on of tractate Kiddushin and commentaries in the original Hebrew and Aramaic from various scholars including Isaac Alfasi, 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki (Rashi), Moses ben Maimon,"Maimonedes", Moshe ben Nahman Girondi, "Nachmanides", Rabenu Asher ben Jehiel "Rosh", Nissim ben Reuven, "Ran" and many other traditional Talmudic commentators.

Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).
Formerly:
Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
May 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the laws of betrothal and lineages, focusing on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars; apply research skills to uncover the meaning and understand the laws at hand; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format with assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on of Tractate Kiddushin and commentaries in the original Hebrew and Aramaic from various scholars including Isaac Alfasi, 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki ("Rashi), Moses ben Maimon,"Maimonedes", Moshe ben Nahman Girondi, "Nachmanides", Rabenu Asher ben Jehiel "Rosh", Nissim ben Reuven, "Ran" and many other traditional Talmudic commentators.
Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/12).
Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
June 2012- Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use fluency in the logic and reasoning of the authors of the Talmud while reviewing medieval commentators Rashi and Tosefot; identify and discuss the sources of logic and reason used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of the laws in the Tractate; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study of the Tractate in its original Hebrew and Aramaic, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud including a thorough study of the commentary by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki. Students develop techniques to decipher the Tractate and build a vocabulary of Talmudic terms while reading and examining the laws and principles of the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze financial and monetary laws of the Talmud and the procedures of claims courts and apply acquired skills in fiscal responsibility, currencies, and civil matters such as property law and usury to connect the sources of these laws with modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Bava Matzia, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze agricultural cycles and methods and apply acquired skills with modern day agricultural and environmental practices. 

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Berachot, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki. Topics include: special procedures and prayers relevant to farming, plant life, and personal growth. Instruction focuses on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the construction of domains, with a focus on measurements and division of space and apply skills acquired with modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Eruvin, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki.Topics include: laws of delineation for different periods and their unique requirements. Instruction focuses on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze festival procedures including travel, laws of purity and charitable donations and apply skills acquired to connect sources of laws with modern day customs and traditions with focus on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Hagiga, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
October 2011- Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will use fluency in the logic and reasoning of the authors of the Talmud while reviewing medieval commentators Rashi and Tosefot; identify and discuss the sources of logic and reason used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of the laws of betrothal; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Kiddushin, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).

Location:
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Length:

120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Dates:
May 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will use fluency in the logic and reasoning of the authors of the Talmud while reviewing medieval commentators Rashi and Tosefot; identify and discuss the sources of logic and reason used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of the laws of betrothal; and connect the sources of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Kiddushin, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/12).

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