Location: Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
120 hours (12 weeks); in addition, 270 hours of supervised study.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze agricultural cycles and methods and apply acquired skills with modern day agricultural and environmental practices.
This course is delivered in a mentored distance learning format that includes assignments, a learning log, extensive peer-to-peer study and a proctored proficiency exam. It includes an extensive study on Tractate Berachot, with a focus on the Mishnah and Talmud, including a thorough study of the commentary on the Talmud by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki. Topics include: special procedures and prayers relevant to farming, plant life, and personal growth. Instruction focuses on commentators ranging from the Geonic period to modern day scholars.