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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Elementary Talmud II (Talmud 102)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
August 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

In addition to the Elementary I Talmud objectives, students are required to read and comprehend five folios of the Babylonian Talmud with all Rashi's (excluding Tosafos style Rashi's); use the reference system (ain mishpat, mesoros hashas); identify and translate all acronyms found on the page; and translate and employ a higher level vocabulary, expressions, rules and patterns found in the Talmudic text.


Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials.  Emphasis is placed on correct reading and comprehension of the Talmudic text with intermediate level Rashi's, a vocabulary of Talmudic terms and idioms and an ability to comprehend the Talmudic dialogue.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/06) (3/12 administrative review) (5/19 revalidation).