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TAL 202 Ethics II
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).