Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
JLW 303 Festivals
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: identify and explain the general principles of the Jewish Festivals; discuss which activities are permitted for food preparation; explain the principle of mitoch and its application to the laws of the festivals; discuss the laws of preparing on the holiday for the next day; discuss how the 39 categories of work forbidden on the Sabbath apply to the festivals; discuss laws pertaining to living creatures; identify different types of muktzah and their laws; discuss the use of various appliances; examine laws regarding illness and injury; and discuss the day of the first night of the festival, especially regarding candle lighting and eruv tavshilin.
In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: activities permitted for food preparation; the principle of mitoch, activities that are forbidden on the Sabbath and on the festivals; muktzah; treatment of illness and injuries; laws of candle lighting; and laws of eruv tavshilin.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish Law, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, or Sociology (6/15).