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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies- Talmud

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Length:

100 hours (20 weeks). 

Dates:
October 2010 - Present.
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply a methodological system to identify the seven primary categories of statements of Talmudic dialogue and analyze underlying premises of those statements; demonstrate a broad and in-depth knowledge of the lawful and ethical concepts found in Tractate Kedushin and its major medieval and modern commentaries; analyze the goals of each statement, justify and attack the positions of all sides of Talmudic argumentation, uncover the premises of each position of a controversy in Talmudic dialogue, resolve apparent difficulties in the text according to the variant commentaries, and justify the proofs of Talmudic exegesis of the Bible; defend positions and draw conclusions about theoretical law and practical Jewish custom.
Instruction:
Advanced Talmud is a twenty-week course consisting of 100 hours of classroom instruction, open lectures, discussions, and examinations. Students prepare and review in supervised peer study for 320 hours.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11).

Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Length:
100 hours (20 weeks).
Dates:
October 2010 - Present.
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply a methodological system to identify the seven primary categories of statements of Talmudic dialogue and analyze underlying premises of those statements; demonstrate a broad and in-depth knowledge of the lawful and ethical concepts found in Tractate Kedushin and its major medieval and modern commentaries; analyze the goals of each statement, justify and attack the positions of all sides of Talmudic dialogue; resolve apparent difficulties in text according to the variant commentaries, and justify the proofs of Talmudic exegesis of the Bible.
Instruction:
Intermediate Talmud is a sixteen-week course consisting of 80 hours of classroom instruction, open lectures, discussions, and examinations. Students prepare and review in supervised peer study for 320 hours.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11).

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