Because of the innovative curriculum
The Department of Talmud and Oral Law offers special B.A. study tracks for rabbis and graduates of advanced yeshiva studies. The Program enables students to graduate within 2 years (or even one year, in some cases).
The Department of Talmud and Oral Law also offers an innovative M.A. Program (without a thesis) which can be completed in a single academic year consisting of one day of frontal courses per semester, along with online courses. This program is particularly suitable for teachers with a B.A. in Jewish Studies, but is also open to people with B.A.'s in other fields.
In addition, the Department offers a variety of B.A. Programs in the Oral Law for students from other departments (as a joint major).
Because of the courses offered and subjects taught
The Department of Talmud and Oral Law offers courses dealing with the literature of the Oral Law throughout the generations, beginning with pre-Mishnaic times, and continuing through the tannaitic and amoraic periods up to contemporary times. The subjects of study include Halakhah and Aggadah, which are analyzed from a wide variety of perspectives – philological, historical, literary and substantive.
Because of our excellent faculty and personal guidance
The Department of Talmud and Oral Law at Bar-Ilan University prides itself on its faculty of world-renowned scholars. Faculty members personally guide the students and supervise their academic progress, so that each student can reach his or her full academic potential.
The Faculty of the Department of Talmud and Oral Law includes scholars who specialize in a wide variety of fields, including tannaitic and amoraic literature, the history of Halakhah, Aggadah, prayer, and medieval and post-medieval rabbinic writings.
Because of our size and diversity
For many years, the Department of Talmud and Oral Law at Bar-Ilan University is the largest and most wide-ranging such department in Israel.
Because of the teaching certificates
Students of the Department can study at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University to obtain a teaching certificate, authorizing them to teach Oral Law studies in any of Israel's education institutions.
The Department of Talmud and Oral Law offers its students a number of scholarships, based on need and academic achievements.