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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

PHL 202 Spiritual Behavior

Location: 

Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Length: 

Varies.

Dates: 

June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: discuss the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy of G-d and their implementation on a human level; analyze how the Thirteen Attributes may be seen in the lives of our sages; describe the purpose of man’s life in the world; and compare and contrast reward and punishment in this world and in the World to Come.

Instruction: 

In order to prepare for this examination, students study the basic ideas of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero’s book Tomer Devora. Principles covered include: the upper and lower levels of holiness; the three levels of the soul; the tzelem – one’s physical form; the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy; incorporating the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy into our lives, by: visiting the sick; giving charity to the poor; acting pleasantly towards others; and helping and supporting students of Torah.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, or Philosophy (6/15).

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