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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud (300-399): Intermediate Level

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Self-study, self-paced.

Dates: 

December 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze texts and their interpretations from various historical periods; understand the various topic matter; connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions; and apply the material studied to modern day life skills. Students will develop a proficiency in reading a folio of Talmud in Aramaic as well as contribute their own logical interpretations into solving seemingly different opinions among the various contributors of the Talmud.

Instruction: 

This Intermediate Level course is a study of Talmudic Tractates in Hebrew and Aramaic together with the opinions of the historical commentaries. Students analyze sources used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of various customary laws and their implementation. Through a study of the course materials, the students develop an understanding of the Hebrew and Aramaic texts as well as analyze and assess the implied meanings and logics of certain teachings. Students will analyze specific pieces of Talmud which a heavy focus on applying the commentaries of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi) towards gaining a deeper clarity of the intention of the contributors of the Talmud.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Talmud, Jewish Literature, Judaic Studies, History, Law, Near Eastern Studies or Religion (12/19).

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