Talmudic Philosophy II

Course Available
1 Unit
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for

Institute of Talmudic Philosophy Participants Only

Jewish day school educators, rabbis, graduate students seeking continuing education to broaden their knowledge of Talmudic Philosophy; career advancement/development.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Required Materials: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Avot, Ethics of the Fathers. Redacted by Rabbi Judah the Prince, c.200 CE, Bartenura on Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Ovadiah Bartenura 

Prerequisites: Undergraduate education in religion, philosophy, Jewish studies, or related field; TPH 501 Talmudic Philosophy I

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X757X – 001 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2025 1 $79

Talmudic Philosophy II

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2025
Credit Validation
Online Self-Paced

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: June 24th – December 31st, 2024 (11:59pm)

Requirements: Students are required to register for and complete the course at talphi.org before requesting Credit Validation

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the significance of Torah Min HaShamayim (“the Torah is from Heaven”) as a central premise in Talmudic Philosophy
  • Understand and identify key names, important concepts, and critical themes related to the beginnings of Talmudic Philosophy
  • Understand the contrasting views concerning reward for doing good deeds
  • Understand the competing values of “saying” vs “doing"
  • Understand the balance of “peace” vs. “power” and “truth"


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