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Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute seeks to inculcate its students with a broad understanding of Talmudic knowledge as well as the analytical skills needed to plunge the depths of Torah scholarship.

A student at Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute is expected to immerse himself into the depth of Torah learning, with an emphasis on the Talmud. He is further expected to demonstrate a personal commitment to Torah study, which will result in a lifelong pursuit of Torah learning. The emphasis of the academic program on Talmudic study requires students to spend a major portion of their day engrossed in the study of the Talmud.

In addition to the student’s intellectual growth as a scholar, Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute also focuses on his moral and ethical development. To this end, Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute promotes the study of Mussar, or Ethics, based on the Aggadic sections of the Talmud, as well as classical literature of the last several hundred years exploring the philosophical and moral imperatives in ethical human behavior.