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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Talmud (422-441)


120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.

Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

May 2012 - August 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the legal, philosophical and homiletic content of the Tractate with a focus on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars; apply research skills to uncover the meaning and understand the laws at hand; and connect the source of the laws to modern day customs and traditions.


This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format with assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. Instruction focuses on an extensive study and analysis of selected texts in the Tractate and commentaries in the original Hebrew and Aramaic from various scholars including Isaac Alfasi, 11th century commentary of Rabbi Solomon Yitzhaki (Rashi), Moses ben Maimon (Maimonedes), Moshe ben Nahman Girondi (Nachmanides), Rabenu Asher ben Jehil (Rosh), Nissim ben Reuven (Ran) and other traditional Talmudic commentators. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/12).