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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

Intermediate Talmud II (Talmud 202)


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 and Intermediate I Talmud objectives, students are required to read and discuss eight to ten folios of the Babylonian Talmud with the entire commentary of Rashi and entire range of Tosafos'; comprehension: display the ability to compare the subject at hand with other sugia's, identify the points of conflict and follow Tosafos' process and reasoning in resolving apparent contradictions; 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 all 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 (12/06) (3/12 revalidation) (5/19 revalidation). NOTE: Intermediate Talmud II (Talmud 202) can be repeated multiple times as long as the Chapters are different. (For example, Talmud 202 Bava Basra Chapter 1 does not overlap with Talmud 202 Bava Basra Chapter 3).