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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Intermediate Talmud I (Talmud 201)


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

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

In addition to the Elementary Talmud objectives, students are required to read and discuss six to eight folios of the Babylonian Talmud with the entire commentary of Rashi and basic Tosafos translation, including all Aramaic and Hebrew vocabulary, expressions, rules and patterns, including the catch phrases and patterns unique to Tosafos (im tomar, yesh lomar, ode yesh lomar, etc.); apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; follow the dynamics of talmudic argumentation leading to halakhic conclusions and resolutions; utilizing Rashi and Tosafos to articulate the underlying assumptions and consequences of the legal principles implicit in the 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 all Rashis' and basic Tosafos and an intermediate level ability to comprehend the Talmudic dialogue and display intermediate conceptualization of Talmudic text and commentaries.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06) (3/12 administrative review) (5/19 revalidation). NOTE: Intermediate Talmud I (Talmud 201) can be repeated multiple times as long as the Chapters are different. (For example, Talmud 201 Bava Basra Chapter 1 does not overlap with Talmud 201 Bava Basra Chapter 3).