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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 (400-499): Advanced 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: independently analyze texts from various historical periods and delve into complex interpretations and commentaries; gain a thorough understanding of the topic matter; implement the learning in modern day practice by connecting the source of the laws to today’s customs and traditions; and apply what was studied to everyday life skills. Students also study the core texts of the Talmud while being able to further explain the matters at hand by applying commentary and analysis of the famous Talmudic commentaries within the folio of the tractate and within independent commentaries.


This advanced level Talmud course explores, in depth, the Talmud and its historical commentators’ opinions and source materials. Instruction begins with the study within the text of the folio and moves through commentaries by generational timeline until modern day legal decisions based on the relevant Talmudic passages.  Students analyze a wide range of source material used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of various customary laws, their implementation, and their evolution. Through the study of multiple Talmudic commentaries, including the Tosefot, the students develop an advanced understanding of the Aramaic texts and the implied meanings and logic of certain teachings. NOTE: Classes are taught in English.

Credit recommendation: 

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