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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Talmud: Kesuvos (TAL313)


Classroom: 104 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe and analyze Talmudic disputes in Kesuvos; demonstrate mastery of the intricate and detailed arguments of the Talmudic glosses and a wide range of commentaries; distill the various opinions that constitute the legal discussion:  and appraise the relationship between them and conceptualize the abstract principles at the core of the discussion.


Major topics include Sfeik sfeikah, a widow’s marriage, Ezra’s takanah, delays due to illness, niddah, a forced get, conditions of gittin, oness, tznuos and prutzos, marriage on Shabbos, the takanah of shakdu, better to be killed than transgress, karka olam, a time of shmad, prutzos and Cohanos, laws of mourning, deaths of various relatives, gollel and dofek, misasek, and destructive acts. Topics and sources may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Three previous Talmud courses, basic familiarity with the topics dealt with in the Tractate.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Talmud, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies or Theology (3/21).