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The Laws of Shabbat IV (JLAW 204)
Varies – self study.
May 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain the fundamental philosophy behind the prohibition of working on Sabbath; identify the sources and reasoning at the foundation of the laws and customs of the Sabbath; explain, analyze, interpret, and apply rabbinical institutions and law; distinguish between similar prohibitions and discuss their underlying principles; determine when leniencies apply and describe their impact on Sabbath behavior; judge practical cases by using their knowledge of the prohibitions and leniencies and the criteria by which they are determined.
This course explores Jewish laws and customs concerning the Sabbath. It will cover the concepts, laws and customs related to the Sabbath, including the major principles and their underlying premises applied to novel situations. Topics include writing, erasing, building, demolishing, the final hammer blow, kindling a fire, using electricity, extinguishing a fire, and transferring objects. These topics will be covered as major categories along with their subcategories.
In the lower division baccalaureate /associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jewish History or Religion (3/22).