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Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Talmud 202: Elementary Talmud

Formerly Elementary Talmud: Nashim

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc., Jerusalem, Israel.
November 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

After completing the proficiency examination, students will be able to: interpret the precise, simple meaning of the original Aramaic text; analyze a folio from the Talmud with the commentary of Rashi drawn from a specifically defined range of Talmudic sources; demonstrate comprehension skills and command of a basic vocabulary of Talmudic Aramaic; identify general terminologies used throughout the Talmud; display familiarity with the basic concepts that appear throughout the tractates of Nashim; evaluate the various types of marriage contracts, divorce laws, and vows; extrapolate a viable conclusion to moral or legal issues that relate to marital or family law; and pursue concepts out to their practical application in Jewish law today.


The proficiency examination process is intended to measure a body of knowledge that students have acquired through other learning experiences. Each examination is administered under secure and proctored conditions. The exam covers topics in the section of Talmud in Nashim. Students are given specifically defined Talmudic pages to prepare and must answer questions based on a selection from those pages.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/09) (1/23 revalidation). Each Talmud course can be repeated multiple times, even within the same tractate as long as the Chapters are different.