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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: Tractate Kiddushin (Talmud 422)

Formerly Advanced Talmud: Tractate Kiddushin (Talmud 402)

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

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

October 2011- August 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the laws of betrothal and lineages, focusing 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 that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on of tractate Kiddushin 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 Jehiel "Rosh", Nissim ben Reuven, "Ran" and many other traditional Talmudic commentators.

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