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מכון למחשבה תלמודית

Like an antelope who yearns for streams of water, so does my soul yearn for You, God.
-Psalms

Mission
The mission of the Institute is to provide religious instruction in Talmudic Philosophy, based on a longstanding Jewish tradition of two millennia, to individuals seeking to strengthen their knowledge and observance of Jewish tradition.

Vision
The Institute is committed to the development of a professional learning community of individuals who are passionate about Talmud study.

Talmudic Philosophy

Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most brilliant philosophers of the 20th century, refers to “Philosophy” as the “Wisdom of Love.” The term “Talmudic” refers to the discussions between the Rabbis in the Talmud about the interpretation of the Bible as an expression of the two basic mandates to “love God" and “love your neighbor as yourself."   

Thus, our working definition of “Talmudic Philosophy” is the wisdom of the Talmud as a focus on the dynamics of the two basic mandates to love God and our fellow human beings.


.כאיל תערג על אפיקי מים כן נפשי תערג אליך אלקים

INSTITUTE OF TALMUDIC PHILOSOPHY / TALMUDIC PHILOSOPHY

The Institute is committed to providing an online Talmudic education at low cost. 

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Our Featured Credential

Essentials Credential

The Essentials Credential consists of six courses that require an adaptive learning assessment that takes about 75 hours to complete. The courses cover the basic principles of Talmudic Philosophy, as recorded in the Chapters of the Fathers, a Mishnaic account consisting of 82 sections. The Chapters of the Fathers forms the philosophical basis from which Jewish tradition would rest for over two millennia.  Candidates are given the opportunity to learn the insights of 15th century commentator Rabbi Obadiah of Bartenura.  

Essentials Credential-Talmudic Philosophy

Courses: Talmudic Philosophy I-VI

Duration Per Course: 12.5 clock hours (self-paced) per course

Number of Hours: 1.0 semester hour per course (credits validated by the University of San Diego)

Validation Link: Click here for more information.

Method of Instruction: Adaptive Learning Assessment (online)

Cost
$79.00 per course (payable to Institute of Talmudic Philosophy)
$79.00 per credit hour (payable to University of San Diego) (validation optional)

Course Objective
The course objective is to analyze ethics, religion, free will, personality, and morality within the context of Talmudic Philosophy, based on the philosophical perspectives of the Jewish Sages who lived during the first and second centuries B.C.E. and the first and second centuries C.E., and the insights of the 15th century scholar Rabbi Obadiah Bartenura.

Course Outcomes
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 philosophy of Bartenura and the significance of his insights to Talmudic Philosophy.
Understand the raison d’etre for humankind as presented by the Talmudic volume Avot.

Course
Descriptions


Tradition
The tenets of Talmudic Philosophy are rooted in tradition as recorded in the Bible. Beginning with mass revelation to three million people in the wilderness at Sinai, Moses was appointed as the people’s messenger to receive the Torah from Heaven and relay its message back to the people. This section focuses on the centrality of the belief that the Torah is from Heaven to Talmudic Philosophy and three overarching principles that govern the preservation of the tradition.

Learning, Ritual, and Kindness
These three principles form the bases upon which the world rests. We need to learn and discover our purpose. We need a raison d’etre. Once we have learned the reason for our existence. We need to implement our learning by goal-driven structure in our lives to avoid aimless wandering and purposelessness. We also need kindness, which is not necessarily governed by reason or structure. This section focuses on the reasons for which learning, ritual, and kindness are important pillars of Talmudic Philosophy.

The Motivation for Good Deeds
In this section, we cover the opinion within Talmudic Philosophy that good deeds should not be done for sake of reward, but rather to establish a relationship with the Master.

The Benefit of the Doubt
Giving others the benefit of the doubt is the focal point of this section. The ramifications of working to understand others versus working to misunderstand others are also discussed.

Social Learning: Who are your Neighbors?
In this section, we discuss the importance of maintaining positive influences. We discuss the powerful effects of negative influences on the ability to observe the tenets of Talmudic Philosophy.

Prejudice in Judgment
Here, we learn about the natural tendencies that impact our ability to draw conclusions about others. This section explores these tendencies in the context of a judicial hearing to give the student a practical understanding of the ramifications of prejudice.

Leading the Witness
In this section, we learn about the risks of ‘leading’ others to say things that are not true.
We learn how this practice ultimately teaches people how to lie.

Servant Leadership
This section covers the tension between public service and power. In this section, power should be a by-product of public service, but not the reason for public service. Power for its own sake is destructive because one tends to lose sight of serving others.

Reward for Good Deeds: Revisited
In this section, we learn that the reward for doing a good deed is the experience of doing a good deed itself. We learn about the philosophical and practical ramifications of doing good for goodness’ sake.

Pursuit of Peace
This section covers the characteristics of Aaron who was Moses’ brother and who served as the first High Priest. We learn about Aaron’s strategies for dispute resolution and building peace between people.

Self-Efficacy and Altruism
This section covers the famous adage of Hillel the Sage: “If I am not for myself, who am I? And if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” We learn about the importance of building self-efficacy as a means of helping others and the encouraging words that self-improvement and that helping others can begin at any moment.

Actions Speak Louder than Words
This section covers the philosophical and practical implications of saying one thing and doing another in contrast to the characteristic of saying little and doing much.

Silence as a Virtue
This section covers the risks of saying “too much.” In the context of Adam and Eve, God commands them, on pain of death, not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Adam added even more to God’s command when he told Eve that even touching the fruit was prohibited. The snake pushed Eve against the fruit and nothing happened. Therefore, the snake was able to convince Eve that just as there were no consequences when she touched the fruit, there would be no consequences if she at e the fruit. Students are challenged to analyze the risks of saying “too much” in light of the insights Bartenura provided on this topic.

Social Justice
This section covers three principles for social justice: accurate judgment, honesty, and keeping the peace. Students are asked to apply these principles to practical situations, according to the insights of Bartenura.

Cost-Benefit Analysis
This section covers the “way of the middle” versus the “way of extremes.” Students asked to consider the difficulties of living according to the “way of the middle,” as explained by Bartenura, versus those of living according to the “way of extremes.” Long-term versus short-term benefits of both “ways of living” are analyzed, as well.

Learning and Earning
Students are asked to consider the benefits and drawbacks of study versus the benefits and drawbacks of earning a living over the short- and long-term. Drawing on the insights of Bartenura, students are asked to differentiate between short- and long-term gains.

Familiarity Breeds Contempt and Corruption
In this section, public service is examined in light of the pitfalls of contempt and corruption. Bartenura provides his own insights on the matter, which are analyzed in this section, as well.

Walking the Mile of Another
In a time where failure is scrutinized and sensationalized by news outlets and social media, the philosophy of “walking the mile of another” is largely forgotten or disregarded. This section focuses on the importance of withholding judgment as a means of self-reflection. In this section, students are asked to analyze the insights of Bartenura on this matter.

Boldness in Learning
In this section, students are asked to examine courage in learning. Sometimes timidity takes over the learning because we are afraid to ask questions to better understand the material presented. Students are asked to analyze the insights of Bartenura on this matter.

Poetic Justice
Based on the insights of Bartenura on poetic justice, students are asked to analyze a curious legend wherein Rabbi Judah pronounces a judgment on a skull floating down a river.

Learning from One’s Students
Intuitively, teachers teach students and students learn from teachers. This section discusses the value of student input as a means to sharpen the skills of the teacher. Students learn from Bartenura’s insights to understand the two-way learning dynamic between student and teacher.

Humility in Knowledge
The more one learns, the more one realizes how much one really does not know, which can serve as the impetus for further learning. Drawing from the insights of Bartenura, students examine why humility should drive learning.

A Good Heart
In this section, students are asked to analyze various opinions regarding the correct way to live one’s life. Students are asked to analyze the reason for each opinion, as well as the conclusion of the section.

Respect for the Sages
Students are asked to examine the value of respect, particularly with respect to the Sages who represent the preservation of tradition.

Hatred Leads to Isolation
Students are asked to examine the isolative effects of hatred. Based on the insights of Bartenura, students analyze the value of working to understand others as a means to counter hatred.

Knowledge is Earned not Given
Unlike royalty or wealth that can be inherited or given, knowledge must be amassed through effort. Students are asked to examine the reasons for which some degree of effort is always required to attain knowledge.

Humility versus Self-Deprecation
In this section, students examine the fine line between humility and self-deprecation. They are asked to analyze Bartenura's insights on humility.

The Evil Eye and Hatred
This section discusses the drastic effects of an evil eye and hatred. Students are asked to explain these according to the insights of Bartenura.

Answering Doubt
In this section, students examine the philosophical ramifications of certainty in addressing doubt with an emphasis on Bartenura's insights on the importance of continued learning to counter doubt.

Service is Limitless, and Time is Limited
This section discusses the value of service as a task that is never finished. Students are asked to examine the reasons for which service must be continued, given the limited resource of time.

Service for Service’s Sake
This section covers the value of service on its own. Students are asked to analyze the intrinsic value of service as a matter of effort, rather than a matter of outcome or achievement.

Avoiding Wrongdoing
Three ways to avoid wrongdoing are analyzed in this section. Remember how you were formed; remember where you are going; and remember before whom you give an account.

Pray for the Government
Students are asked to explain the relevance and necessity of government, based on the insights of Bartenura, and thus the need to ask for Divine Providence to help those in government, as guarantors of the peace.

Grace After Meals
Bartenura explains the significance of saying Grace After Meals as opposed to Grace Before Meals at the table. Students are asked to explain the connection between Grace and the table, based on the insights of Bartenura.

Loneliness and Mortality
This section explores the connection between loneliness and mortality. Students explore the potential loss of purpose for living when loneliness is experienced.

A Livelihood of Meaning
In this section, the necessity of livelihood for learning Torah is discussed. Students explore the centrality of continued learning to a meaningful life. They explore livelihood as the means by which the goal of continued learning is realized.

Where is God's Presence?
This section discusses the different perspectives concerning the "location" of God's presence. Students are asked to explore the concept of God’s Presence based on the insights of Bartenura.

Give from What has been Given
In this section, students focus on the philosophy of “giving back” as a mirror action that reflects Divine Providence. Students focus on the value of “giving” in light of the insights of Bartenura.

Learning Guards the Learner
Remembering one’s learning keeps the learner from making mistakes. Students are asked to examine the ramifications of intentionally or unintentionally forgetting one’s learning.

Deeds versus Wisdom
Students focus on the reciprocal nature of deeds and wisdom, for without wisdom one would not know how to do, and without deeds, wisdom would be fruitless.

One who is Loved by the Creations is Loved by God
Bringing peace and harmony between the creations is an act of kindness that is often forgotten quickly or taken for granted. In this section, students examine Bartenura’s insights that demonstrate that peace and harmony are of the utmost importance for God as these reflect the core principles of love for God and his creations.

Brazenness and Repentance
This section discusses five major acts of brazenness for which one loses one’s share in the world to come. In addition to understanding the definition of the world to come, Bartenura’s insight that nothing stands in front of repentance before death is examined. Students also examine the definition for each act of brazenness and philosophy behind repentance as a mitigating countermeasure to losing one’s share in the world to come.

Silence Protects Wisdom
Beyond the values of silent meditation and refraining from gossip and evil speech, students examine the philosophy behind minimizing speech to only those words which are absolutely necessary.

All of Humanity is Dear to God
Students are asked to analyze three passages from the Bible and their rabbinic interpretation that support the premise that all of humanity is dear to God, and therefore deserving of dignity and respect.

Freewill and the Foreseen
Students are asked to define freewill in light of the view that everything has already been foreseen. Students analyze whether freewill can exist when God already knows what one will do ahead of time.

Everything is Given with a Guarantee
Students are asked to analyze the expectations that God has for humanity as a guarantee for everything he gives. Students are asked to examine the concept of guarantee or surety as one of the most important principles of Talmudic Philosophy.

Civility Precedes Ritual
This section focuses on character-building as a prerequisite to ritual. Ritual often carries with it prestige and glamor, which can distract us from character-building and self-improvement. Students are asked to explain why character-building holds more weight than ritual observance.

The Wise Learn from Everyone
Students are asked to examine this concept from the perspective of humility that no one individual has all the answers and that everyone has the capacity to teach others through words or deeds.

The Mighty Conquer their Inclinations
Students are asked to examine this concept from the perspective of self-reflection and self-leadership. Students are asked to examine the value of self-leadership versus exerting power over others.

The Wealthy are Content with their Portion
Students are asked to examine wealth in the context of contentment based on the insights of Bartenura.

The Esteemed Respect Everyone
Respect is generally a “two-way street,” but not always. One who is esteemed respects even those who are disrespectful. Students are asked to examine respect in light of the insights of Bartenura.

The Reward for a Good Deed is Another Good Deed
This section provides a conciliatory view between the view that we should not do good deeds for a reward and the view that reward exists only in the world to come. Students examine the merits of both views.

Do not be Disdainful of Anyone or Anything
In this section, students learn that everyone and everything has a purpose that may or may not be known. Students asked to analyze this concept from the point of view of Bartenura stating that one should not be overconfident in his estimations of people and behaviors.

Tempering Vanity with much Humility
Students are asked to compare this view with a previous opinion regarding the “way of middle.” Students are asked to explain the reason for this view as a potential exception to the “way of the middle.”

Do Not Use the Torah as a Spade
Torah should not be used as a tool to achieve one’s own ambitions. With the insights of Bartenura, students are asked to draw conclusions about using the very thing that mandates us to love God and our neighbor for our selfish purposes.

Honoring the Torah
Students are asked to explore the practical explanation of “honoring the Torah” in light of the philosophy of Bartenura.

Compromise versus Litigation
In the section, the value of compromise over litigation is emphasized as a means of bringing two opposing parties together to find solutions to their problems. As a peace-building mechanism, compromise brings people together that would not otherwise be possible in the case of litigation, in which the parties remain strong in their positions, but completely leave the outcome of the case to the discretion of the court. Students are asked to analyze the value of compromise according to the insights of Bartenura.

Compromise versus Litigation (continued)
A judge who encourages compromise avoids enmity, theft, and false oaths. Students are asked to analyze the insights of Bartenura in light of the previous section. The avoidance of theft and false oaths as an added value to compromise is also discussed.

Merits versus Demerits
Here, Bartenura explains the concept of merit as a defense against the demerits that serve to accuse a person of wrongdoing. Students are asked to analyze the philosophical differences between defenders and accusers.

Reverence and Respect for Students, Teachers, and God
Students are asked to examine how respect for even students is tied to the respect for God. Students are asked to examine how teachers can influence others to either respect or disrespect God.

The Crown of a Good Name
Students are asked to consider the value of reputation, especially in a world where many value fame and fortune. Students are asked to consider the insights of the Bartenura as they analyze the various “crowns” that may seem more prestigious.

Collaborative Learning
Students are asked to consider the aim of collaborative learning through the lens of Bartenura’s insights on this section. Students are asked to draw conclusions about the benefits of collaborative learning.

The Suffering of the Righteous
In this section, students are asked to examine the age-old question: Why do bad things happen to good people? Students are asked to examine the ramifications of not knowing the answer to this question.

Preserving Personal Dignity
Students are asked to examine the reasons for preservation of personal dignity during difficult circumstances, when people are at their weakest. Based on the insights of Bartenura, students are asked to analyze whether one should try to strengthen and encourage others when they are at their weakest.

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
Since its early beginnings over two millennia ago, Talmudic Philosophy has long warned against judging others based on appearance. Students are asked to examine this concept in light of the insights of Bartenura and consider the practical ramifications in the modern world.

Free Will--Revisited
Here, students will examine the concept and analyze the degree to which we have free will. Students will analyze modern day applications of free will to questions concerning end-of-life and quality-of-life. 

Forbearance and Longsuffering
This section examines the number of opportunities for improvement that God gave the Jewish people in wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt. Students examine the practical application of this topic based on the insights of Bartenura.

Seven Characteristics of the Wise
Students examine seven major characteristics that include refraining from speaking out of turn, refraining from interruption, asking relevant questions, answering to the point, clear explanation, saying “I don’t know” when appropriate, and acknowledging what is true. Students examine the insights of Bartenura on this section.

Justice and Suffering
In this section, students are asked to examine how justice can be used to reduce suffering, especially in the context of errors in judgment, such as permitting what is prohibited and prohibiting what is permitted. Students are also asked to examine Bartenura's insights on this section.

Corruption and Exile
This section covers the events leading up to the exile of the Jewish people after the destruction of the first Temple. Students examine the philosophical connection between corruption and exile.

Four Personality Types
Students are asked to analyze four personality types. Students are asked to analyze and classify personality types based on behavioral patterns, drawing upon the insights of Bartenura.

Four Types of Temperament
Students are asked to analyze four types of anger. Students are asked to analyze and classify behavioral patterns, drawing upon the insights of Bartenura.

Four Types of Students
Students are asked to analyze four types of students. Students are asked to analyze and classify learning patterns, drawing upon the insights of Bartenura.

Four Types of Givers
Students are asked to analyze four types of giving. Students are asked to analyze and classify modes of giving, drawing upon the insights of Bartenura.

Unconditional and Conditional Love
This section covers the long- and short-term benefits and disadvantages of unconditional and conditional love. Drawing upon the insights of Bartenura, students analyze this topic in the context of relationships.

Civil Debate and Destructive Conflict
Students are asked to examine these topics in light of the insights of Bartenura. They are asked to apply these insights in the context of dispute resolution.

The Way of Torah
Students are asked to examine a perplexing view that a life of hardship is necessary for learning. Students are asked to consider whether a life of hardship or a life of plenty necessarily means that one will have time for learning.

The Crown of Royalty, the Crown of Priesthood, the Crown of Torah Learning,
This section explores three crowns and the requirements for achieving each one. Students examine the differences between each one with a focus on the Crown of Torah Learning as the most significant and the most accessible. Students focus on the insights of the Bartenura to learn why learning is more significant than royalty and the priesthood.

Effort versus Results
Many times we put in effort into an endeavor that does not materialize. This section presents the view that effort matters more than results, especially if one engages in a worthwhile cause or pursuit; that is service for service's sake. Based on the insights of Bartenura on this section, students are asked to analyze the merits of engaging in worthwhile pursuits for their own sake.

The Torah of Life
Talmudic Philosophy provides various reasons for loving God and loving one’s neighbor. From a philosophical standpoint, these reasons provide meaning and purpose to living. In this section, students are asked to analyze these reasons in the context of raison d’etre.

Seven Characteristics of the Righteous
The development of the characteristics of the righteous are covered in this section.
Students are asked to consider the reasons for which each of seven characteristics is considered essential for righteousness.

The Spiritual Wealth of the Righteous
This section speaks about the benefits of the study of Torah and good deeds, for when one passes from this world he takes nothing with him, except for one’s legacy. In this section, students consider the purpose of legacy and meaningful existence.

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About Our Founder
Rabbi José M. Gómez

Rabbi José completed his undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University, where he was valedictorian of the Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Judaic Studies Program.

While completing a graduate certificate in educational administration at Capella University and a double master's in business administration and information technology at Touro College, he continued his study of Jewish Law. Thereafter, he was granted rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Daniel Channen, a foremost authority on Jewish Dietary Law, and Rabbi Yaakov Nisan Rosenthal, O.B.M., former Chief Judge of the Rabbinical of Court of Haifa, Israel.

In addition to being licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., Rabbi José holds a master's degree in community counseling from St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Texas, and licensed by the Michigan Board of Counseling as
a licensed professional counselor. He is certified by the Michigan Certification Board for Addictions Professionals
as a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and clinical supervisor.

Drawing from the well of Torah and the commentaries of the First Century and beyond, Rabbi José provides education designed to challenge the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

Community

Designed to build a professional community of learning by promoting the growth of individuals, our programs in Talmudic Philosophy are based on Jewish traditions that have been passed from generation to generation over the last two millennia.

Students are given the opportunity to build a foundation of wisdom in an online learning environment designed to challenge the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

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Technology

Since the invention of the printing press nearly 600 years ago, there
has been no greater technological advancement than the advent of
the internet.

With OpenSource library resources now available, students are able to access Talmudic texts and commentaries that are critical the Talmudic learning process.

It is said that the original printing press allowed for publication at a rate
of 240 impressions per day versus 40 impressions per day that were
done by hand copying. 

Advances in automation technology since the 15th century have allowed books to be printed at an astonishing rate of 64,000 impressions per day.

Now, with the advent of the opensource library and immediate availability of texts online, the Institute is able to provide instruction to individuals who would not be able to engage in Talmud study by utilizing the latest technology to make Talmudic education accessible.

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Individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of Talmudic Philosophy as it relates to the two basic Divine mandates to love God and one another are qualified to study at the Institute.

$79.00 per course (payable to Institute of Talmudic Philosophy)
$79.00 per credit hour (payable to University of San Diego) (validation optional)
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. 

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

The Institute maintains administrative offices in Michigan. However, virtually all of its operations, including admissions, enrollment, and instruction are all provided online.

The Institute was formed to address three key issues confronting Jewish life: (1) the steady increase in the cost of Jewish education, particularly for individuals with limited economic resources seeking to continue an advanced Jewish education; (2) the need for continued advanced Jewish education for students at universities and colleges where advanced Jewish education is limited or unavailable; (3) and the need for innovative ways to make advanced Jewish education and Jewish observance accessible.

L3c pioneer, Robert Lang, calls the l3c "a for profit with a nonprofit soul." It is a for profit entity that is required by state law to fulfill a charitable purpose. Thus, the Institute is based on a traditional business model that is mission-driven by its charitable purpose to make Jewish education accessible to individuals with limited economic resources.

Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most brilliant philosophers of the 20th century, refers to "Philosophy" as the "Wisdom of Love." The term "Talmudic" refers to the discussions between the Rabbis in the Talmud about the interpretation of the Bible as an expression of the two basic mandates to "love God" and "love your neighbor as yourself."

Thus, our working definition of "Talmudic Philosophy" is the wisdom of the Talmud as a focus on the dynamics of the two basic mandates to love God and our fellow human beings.

Students are given the opportunity to learn about Rabbinic History; Mosaic Law; Talmudic Literature; Jewish Civil Law; and Codification of Jewish Law.

Instruction is provided online by Rabbi José M. Gómez. Since 1997, Rabbi José has studied in various learning programs in Israel, New York, and Texas. In 2002, he was granted rabbinical ordination by Rabbi Daniel Channen, a foremost authority on Jewish Dietary Law, and by Rabbi Yaakov Nisan Rosenthal, O.B.M., former Chief Judge of the Rabbinical of Court of Haifa, Israel.

Rabbi José holds graduate degrees in the social sciences, educational administration, law, business administration, information technology, community counseling. He is a licensed attorney, licensed professional counselor, and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and certified clinical supervisor.

Drawing from the well of Torah and the commentaries of the First Century and beyond, Rabbi José provides education designed to challenge the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

Once you are accepted for admission, you will be given the credentials and instructions for logging into the learning platform, where you can access the course online via desktop, laptop, or other smart device with internet access. 

As a Jewish Orthodox Institution, the Institute subscribes to the 13 Principles of Faith as articulated by Maimonides.

1. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, created, creates, and will create all things.

2. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, is One.

3. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, is incorporeal.

4. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, is unbounded by time.

5. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, is the only One to whom it is fitting to pray.

6. The words of the prophets are true.

7. There will not arise in Israel another prophet like Moses.

8. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, gave His Torah to His faithful prophet, Moses.

9. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, will not change His Torah.

10. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, Lord scrutinizes and knows our secrets.

11. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, repays Man according to his deeds.

12. The Messiah will come.

13. The Creator, may His Name be blessed, will revive the dead.  

As Hillel the Sage says, "...If not now, when?" Students can begin their course at any time.

Yes. Students receive a score for coursework. Transcripts will reflect the title of the course, the number of clock hours required for the course, and the score earned/assigned.

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Due to the specialized nature of our courses, the Institute does not generally accept credits from other institutions. Please also note that the transfer of Institute courses to other institutions cannot be guaranteed as each institution has its own policy for credit transfer. 

As low-tuition program, the Institute has limited resources. At this time, interested individuals are asked to email the Institute. If a formal conversation is indicated, an appointment for a zoom call or telephone call will be set to discuss any questions about the program.

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Education

In order to remove geographical and financial limitations to Jewish education, the Institute provides students and professionals with a strong desire to continue an advanced Jewish education at low cost. Students can build a foundation of wisdom in an online learning environment designed to challenge the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

Whether students are employed or enrolled in a public or private
university where Jewish education is limited or unavailable,  our
program is here to help students continue their Jewish education. 

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As between you and Institute, and except for your Submitted Materials (as defined in Section 7 below), the Institute owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, text, video, copy, software, etc.), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site (all of the foregoing are included in the terms the “Site” and the “Website”), including any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein or thereto. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of anything you may access on the Site.
3. Limited License
You may access and view the content on the Site on your computer or other internet compatible device, and make limited copies of limited excerpts of the content on the Site for your personal and non-commercial use only.
4. Prohibited Use
Any commercial use or distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Site or of anything on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express written prior permission of the Institute and the applicable rights holder.
5. Trademarks
The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website or on content available through the Website, including the Institute, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of ours and others and may not be used in violation of applicable rights. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of the applicable rights holder.
6. Your Information
In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide certain personalized information to us (including when you apply for admission to the Institute through the Site). Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such information are set forth in the Site’s Privacy Policy, which you acknowledge that you have read and agree to.
7. Submitted Materials
Any and all information, comments, communications, creative and academic works, ideas, photographs, suggestions, concepts, depictions, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques, calculations, analyses, or other materials submitted or sent to us (including your application or other information and materials which you submit or post or which you send to us via email) (collectively, “Submitted Materials”) will be acknowledged as covered under the Site’s Privacy Policy. By submitting or sending Submitted Materials to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that (A) the Submitted Materials are original to you and no other party has any rights thereto, or (B) you have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use such Submitted Materials, submit them to the Site and agree to the provisions of the Terms applicable to such Submitted Materials.
8. Prohibited Conduct
You warrant and agree that, while accessing or using the Website, you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity, (b) misrepresent your identity, identifying or contact information or affiliation with any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious; (c) obtain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, information or any services available on or through the Site through any means, including through means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Site; (d) engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other automatic or unauthorized means of accessing, logging-in or registering on the Site, or obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Site, including any information residing on any server or database connected to the Site; (e) use the Site in any manner that could interrupt, damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site, including sending mass unsolicited messages or “flooding” servers with requests; (f) use the Site in violation of Institute’s or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; (g) use the Site in violation of any applicable law; or (h) attempt (or encourage or support anyone else’s attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Site or its services.
9. Linking to the Website
You agree not to link directly to any image, graphic or text on the Website or our services, such as using an “in-line” linking method to cause the image, graphic or text to be displayed on another Website, unless expressly permitted by us in writing. You agree not to download or use images hosted on this Website on another Website, for any purpose, including posting such images on another site, unless expressly permitted by us in writing. You agree not to link from any other Website to this Website in any manner such that the Website, or any page of the Website, is “framed,” surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials, advertising or branding. We may require that any link to the Website be discontinued, and/or revoke your right and ability to link to the Website from any other Website at any time.
10. Third Party Websites
If there are any links from the Website to third party Websites or any third party Websites link to the Website (“Linked Sites”), such links do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such sites or anything on Linked Sites and we have no responsibility whatsoever for anything on Linked Sites. Any use of or reliance on a Linked Site is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such use or reliance.
11. Copyright Agent
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to Institute’s Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below: Your address, telephone number, and email address; A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; A description of where the alleged infringing material is located; A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Copyright Agent: email: rabbijose@talmudicphilosophy.org.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities while you are visiting or using the Site. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE OR WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, AND WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO ANY EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYMENT RESULTS. NO RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. Institute ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, CLIENTS, OR ANY INVESTMENT FUND OR FUND WITH WHICH WE ARE ASSOCIATED OR FOR WHICH WE PERFORM SERVICES, OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS (ALL THE FOREGOING COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED PERSONS”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOST BUSINESS, SALES, SAVINGS OR PROFIT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), IN EACH CASE, ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED PERSONS TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO Institute FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE SURVIVES ANY REMEDY’S FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
14. Location of Your Access to the Site
We control and operate the Site from our offices in the United States of America and any access or use of the Site by you will be deemed to be at our offices in the United States. We do not represent that the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
15. Termination
Institute has the right to terminate, change, suspend, impose limits on or discontinue any aspect of the Site or the Site’s services, or your access to or use thereof, at any time, and for any reason without notice or liability. Institute maintains a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the Website use privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.
16. Electronic communications
You consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
17. Contacting the Website
If you have any questions relating to the Website, or if you would like to submit a complaint or other report to us (including any suspected violations of the Terms or applicable law, or any misconduct or other behavior by other users of the Website), please contact us at: rabbijose@talmudicphilosophy.org.
18. Use of Website
By using the Website, you represent and warrant that (a) you agree to abide by and that you are fully able and capable of complying with all of the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the Terms, and (b) if you are accessing the Site in the course of your employment by an employer, (i) you have full right, power and authority to access the Site and agree to the Terms on behalf of your employer, and (ii) you agree to the Terms on behalf of yourself and your employer.
19. Governing Law and Forum
The Terms, your access to or use of the Site, our use of Submitted Material and the relationship between you and us shall be governed the laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, according to the principle of "dina demalḥuta dina,""the law of the state," and the Code of Jewish Law.  Regarding any claim, suit, dispute or action arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the Site or anything at or submitted to the site, each party hereto irrevocably (a) consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Beth Din of America (b) waives any objection to venue, or to the inconvenience of the forum, of any such court or tribunal, and (c) waives any right to a trial by jury.
20. Remedies Cumulative
The parties’ respective representations, warranties, obligations, rights and remedies herein shall be deemed cumulative, and any party’s exercise of any one of such party’s rights or remedies shall not preclude such party’s exercise of any other right or remedy then available to it (whether hereunder, another written, signed contract or at law or in equity). Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
21. Protected Persons
The Protected Persons are intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person other than the foregoing any rights, benefits or remedies of any nature whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no provision herein shall be for the benefit of or enforceable by any creditor of any party hereto.
22. Severability
If any provision of the Terms is found by a tribunal or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
23. Reference
This Agreement is in addition to any Agreement posted by us with respect to any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Site, all of which are included within the “Terms”, provided that in the event of a conflict between this Agreement and any such other Agreement, such other agreement will govern and control with respect to the capability, software or service to which it relates.
24. Definitions
As used in the Terms, unless the context otherwise requires, (i) words in the singular number or in the plural number shall each include the singular number and the plural number, (ii) the use of any gender shall include all genders, (iii) “including” (and any of its derivative forms, e.g. “includes”) means including but not limited to, (iv) “will”, “should” and “shall” are expressions of command, not merely expressions of future intent or expectation.
Institute Website Terms Version 02-22-2024.

Privacy Policy
The Website (the “Website”) located at www.talmudicphilosophy.org, is published and maintained by the Institute of Talmudic Philosophy l3c (“we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns).
This Privacy Policy explains, in general, what Personal Information (as defined below) is collected on the Website, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. By visiting the Website, and/or using any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the Website Terms of Use and any Agreement posted by us with respect to any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, which also governs your use of the Website and such other capability, software or service in general. This Privacy Policy does not apply (i) to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through the Website or such capability, software or service, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media or (ii) to information that is not Personal Information.
1. Purpose
Your privacy is important to us. In order to make your visits to the Website and use of any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer when you visit us.
2. Personal Information
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, including, for example, the individual’s name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone, wireless and/or fax number, demographic information, employment or education-related information, and/or other information that may identify the individual or allow online or offline contact with him/her. It also includes other information to the extent that it is associated with Personal Information.
3. Sharing of Information
We do not disclose applicants’ or students’ education records without obtaining your prior written consent, except in certain instances where an applicant’s or student's educational records may be disclosed to school administrators with a legitimate interest, including third-parties under contract to provide professional services related to our mission. If you want more information, please contact rabbijose@talmudicphilosophy.org.
4. What Personal Information is Collected on the Website?
Personal Information is collected as part of the application process on the Website. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, family name, given name, address, email, phone number, along with education and employment details to determine program eligibility. Additionally, we collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs (“Website Usage Information”).
5. User-Provided Personal Information
We collect Personal Information from users of the Website and persons who register for use of or who access or use any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, through such users’ activities, submission of information or materials or completion of online forms on the Website and/or registration for use of or access or use of any such capability, software or service, including, for example, when users submit an application on the Website, and/or other information or materials on or through the Website or such other capability, software or service, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via the Website.
6. How is the Personal Information used?
We may use your Personal Information
to operate, maintain or improve the Website, any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website or our business;
to respond to your requests or inquiries;
to determine your eligibility for admission;
to support auditing, legal or compliance functions;
to contact you and evaluate you in connection therewith; and/or
to maintain our internal record keeping.
We may also link this information with other information that you provide to us or that we obtain from other sources and Website Usage Information (as defined below). We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website and emails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
7. Website Usage information
Website Usage Information may be shared with third parties to operate the Website or to understand and optimize its usage patterns.
8. Service Providers
We may use third-party partners to help operate the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, and may share your information with our affiliates and related entities, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website or for our business (such as Website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, email service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
9. Cookies and Related Technologies and Website Usage Information
When you use the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, we collect Website Usage Information. As you use the Website and/or any such capability, software or service, your browser and devices communicate with servers operated by us and services providers to coordinate and record the interactivity and fill your requests for services and information. The information from cookies and related technology is stored in web server logs and also in web cookies kept on your computers or mobile devices, which are then transmitted back to us by your computers or mobile devices. These servers are operated and the cookies managed by us, our business partners or our service providers. For example, when you access the Website and/or any such capability, software or service, we and our service providers may place cookies on your computers or mobile devices. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return so you will not be required to register again for use of the same and track your use of the Website and/or any such capability, software or service. They also help us to detect certain kinds of fraud. A “cookie” is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your registration and your use of the Website and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies contain numbers that allow us to connect the Website and/or any such capability, software or service activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Website and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session” cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent” cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. We use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided and storing such information.
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us or our service providers. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve the Website and/or any such capability, software or service.
We collect many different types of Website Usage Information. For example, we may collect information from the devices you use to access the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, your operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device. Browsers routinely send these types of information to web servers. Our server logs also record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the devices you use to interact with the Website and/or any such capability, software or service. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about users of the Website and/or any such capability, software or service to optimize the same and understand its usage patterns. In other cases, we may associate the information we collect using cookies and related technologies with Personal Information. In that case, this Privacy Statement governs how we use that information.
10. Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Website and emails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
11. Legally Compelled Disclosures
We may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or regulators, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas, regulator requests or to enforce our legal rights or agreements with you or others. We also may disclose Personal Information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
12. Business Transfer
In the event that we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
13. Security
While we will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care.
If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on the Website and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.
14. Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data
By providing Personal Information to us through the Website and/or when you register for use of or use any capability, software or service that may be made available through the Website, you understand that it may be used by us and our affiliates for the purposes described herein, and you further understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, which may have different privacy laws from your country of residence and which may afford varying levels of protection for your Personal Information, and such laws may not be as comprehensive as those that exist in your country or residency (including for example, the European Economic Area). Regardless of the laws in place in these countries, we will treat the privacy of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By providing your personally identifiable information to the Website, you consent to our transmission to, and processing of your information in, any jurisdiction, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
15. Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites
This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of Personal Information we collect from you. Other websites that may be accessible through the Website have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. If you link to any such website, we urge you to review its privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.
16. Children
Minors under the age of 18 may not use the Website. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of the Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.
17. Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of the Website by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of any changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of the Website or sending you an email.
18. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at rabbijose@talmudicphilosophy.org
Effective 05/22/2022 


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