Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
TAL 202 Ethics II
Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.), Brooklyn, NY
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.
September 2016 – Present.
Upon successful passing of the examinations, students will demonstrate proficiency as follows: recognize the fundamental importance of Torah study, including the importance of interactive study, and the need to remember what one learns; identify the activities that have a destructive effect on a person’s life in this world and the next, and the various “safeguards” that can help people stay on the right path; identify the various gifts and special status given by G-d to human beings, and the need to value every person; discuss how to interact and maintain good relations with others; identify the pairs of things that cannot exist without each other; and delineate the true definitions of wisdom, strength, wealth, and honor.
To prepare for this exam, students study the following topics: Akavya ben Mahalalel’s requirements to distance one from sin; the importance of Torah Study, discussion, and thought in Jewish life; the prohibition of using Torah study for personal gain; the knowledge that although everything is foreseen in advance, free will is given; Rabbi Levitas’s emphasis on humility; the requirement to reside in a place of Torah even at the cost of exile; Rabbi Elazar HaKappar’s analysis of the progression of life, death, and judgment that every person must undergo.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Classical, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology or Philosophy (5/16).