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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 (Talmud 401 - 421)


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

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

June 2012- August 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use fluency in the logic and reasoning of the authors of the Talmud while reviewing medieval commentators Rashi and Tosefot; identify and discuss the sources of logic and reason used in the process of clarifying the boundaries and nuances of the laws in the Tractate; 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 of the Tractate in its original Hebrew and Aramaic, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud including a thorough study of the commentary by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki. Students develop techniques to decipher the Tractate and build a vocabulary of Talmudic terms while reading and examining the laws and principles of the texts. Topics vary based on the texts selected.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Judaic Studies, Juris Prudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/12).