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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Textual Analysis of Leviticus (Bible 113)

Formerly Textural Analysis of Leviticus (Bible 103)
Location: 
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length: 

Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format. 

Dates: 
Version 1: August 2005 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Students are required to display knowledge of the entire text of The Book of Leviticus with the commentary of Rashi; answer difficulties in the text, expound on vague or obscure passages according to the midrashic traditions, solve apparent moral inconsistencies based on the commentary of Rashi, explain the significance of unusual terminology and phrases found in the Hebrew text, elaborate on motivations in the various episodes throughout the text, and analyze various ethical, symbolic and spiritual issues based on the commentary of Rashi.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Students are expected to describe and identify key issues from the Book of Leviticus (karbanos; portions and installment of the kohanim; inauguration of the Tabernacle; death of Nadav and Abihu; laws of kosher animals and fish; laws of childbirth; laws of metzorah and zav; Yom Kippur service; prohibition against eating blood; forbidden sexual relationships; laws of the first fruits; laws of priests and high priest; holidays; sabbatical year; laws relating to lending of money and slaves; reward and punishment) with the commentary of Rashi.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/05). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). 

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