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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Intermediate Talmud (TAL 300-399)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

January 2005 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the general legal, homiletic, and philosophical material of selected texts; discuss the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation and the precise literary elements of the Talmud; and discuss the approach and opinions of the commentary of Rashi and other selected commentaries.


A study of selected texts, with the accompanying commentaries, in the original Aramaic and Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on a correct reading and comprehension of the Talmudic text with selected commentaries; decoding the text; building a vocabulary of Talmudic terms and idioms; developing techniques to approach and decipher the text; restating and summarizing Talmudic discussion in one's own words; reading and examining the Talmudic dialogue; and analyzing the principles of Talmudic law found in the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (3/11 revalidation).