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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

Talmud (200-299): Introductory Level


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: detail the process of the formation of the Talmud from a historical and bibliographical perspective;  have a basic command of key Aramaic terms; develop an understanding of how the Talmud is structured on a Folio by identifying the different commentators and the proper order of study of said commentators; and identify the process of law deduction starting from the Talmud until modern day Rabbinical Judges. 


This introductory level course is a study of Talmudic Tractates in Hebrew and Aramaic. Students begin by learning the nuances between Aramaic and Hebrew, with a focus on studying key Aramaic phrases found across the Talmudic spectrum. Starting with Mishna study, students work their way into the Talmud as well as the proper application of the most relevant commentators. Students are shown examples of modern-day laws, and the process that has been followed from the Talmudic teachings until modern day sages. NOTE: Classes are taught in English.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Talmud, Jewish Literature, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies or Religion (12/19). NOTE: Classes are taught in English.