Thursday, April 21, 2011

Talmud in Connecticut

House approves certificate program in study of Talmud

Posted on 04/20/2011


[Stamford] Times Staff Writer

STAMFORD -- Yeshiva Bais Binyomin, a Stamford-based college for men, has come one step closer to providing a certificate program in studies of the Talmud, a central text of the Jewish faith.

The House of Representatives voted this week to approve legislation to authorize the program at Bais Binyomin and The Talmudic Institute of Connecticut, in Bridgeport.

The state Senate must also approve the bill.

"This legislation expands opportunities in higher education for students looking to pursue a degree that focuses on Jewish heritage," said State Rep. Gerald Fox III, D--146, who introduced the bill.