Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
JLW 201 Blessings
Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.
June 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: explain the various laws of reciting blessings; discuss the laws regarding interruptions while reciting a blessing; discuss the principles and laws of ikar and tofel; identify foods exempt from blessings after having eaten bread; discuss and explain laws regarding changes of location; describe the priority and order in which blessings are recited; summarize laws regarding when a blessing is not required; discuss situations regarding various mistakes made before, after, or while reciting a blessing; review laws regarding Birkas Hamazon, and Blessings Acharonos; and discuss laws regarding blessings and prayers over various fruits and vegetables, juices and soups.
In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: prerequisites for reciting a blessing; laws of reciting a blessing – speed, concentration laws of speaking and pausing while reciting a blessing; laws of blessings over foods that are not single entities; laws defining and discussing change of location, traveling; laws discussing priority of blessings; and laws regarding blessings on the Sabbath and festivals.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Comparative Law, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, or Sociology (6/15).