Department of Talmud
The Talmud is the foundation of all Jewish scholarship. It touches upon virtually every field of human
endeavour. A student who has devoted four years of concentrated study to the subject will be knowledgeable in the areas of textual analysis, Hebrew, Aramaic, History, Sociology, Jurisprudence and Philosophy, to name but a few.
Talmud is traditionally studied with a chavrusa a study partner. Under the chavrusa system, students study in pairs so that they may proceed at their own pace, engage in discussion and together review all aspects of the subject under scrutiny. They amend, elaborate on, and crystallize each other’s conclusions.