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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: Yevamos (TAL312)


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 Yevamos; 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 explaining yibum, cases where yibum does not apply (arayos), the co-wife of an ervah, a co-wife’s co-wife, when yibum cannot be done immediately, a nidddah that falls to yibum, cases where being unable to do yibum also means no requirement of chalitza, cases where chalitza is still required, the prohibition to have marital relations with his daughter, the mitzvah of chalitza, a sotah and her tzara, the source for yibum not applying by arayos, a positive commandment overrides a negative commandment, smuchim, kalayim and tzitzit, prohibition on shaving and commandments to shave, a positive commandment against a negative commandment that contains kares, and honoring your parents. 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).