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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Elementary Talmud: Nezikin

Proficiency examination program administered at the testing center of Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc.
Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc., Jerusalem, Israel.
November 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

After completing the proficiency examination, students will be able to: interpret the precise, simple meaning of the original Aramaic text; analyze a folio from the Talmud with the commentary of Rashi drawn from a specifically defined range of Talmudic sources; demonstrate comprehension skills and command of a basic vocabulary of Talmudic Aramaic; identify and distinguish between the scholars recorded in the Mishna, known as Tannaim, and those in the Gemara, known as Amoraim; display familiarity with the basic concepts that appear throughout the tractates of Nezikin; evaluate the various types of monetary compensations for damages to persons or property; extrapolate a viable conclusion to moral or legal issues that relate to civil or criminal law; and pursue concepts out to their practical application in Jewish law today.


The proficiency examination process is intended to measure a body of knowledge that students have acquired through other learning experiences. Each examination is administered under secure and proctored conditions. The exam covers topics in the section of Talmud in Nezikin. Students are given specifically defined Talmudic pages to prepare and must answer questions based on a selection from those pages.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/09).