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Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Blessings I (JLW 440)

Location: 
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length: 

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates: 
January 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws of blessings and its legal ramifications; define the legal- Halachic terminology pertaining to the laws of blessings; identify and examine governing principles and theory; and apply legal reasoning to practical issues.

Instruction: 

This is an advanced study of the laws of blessings on food items using classic and contemporary texts, as well as journal articles and essays. Emphasis is placed on identifying and examining governing principles and theory to develop the skills and ability to apply legal reasoning to practical applications and scenarios. Major topics include: general principles of blessings; formal structures of blessings; Biblical and Talmudic sources of blessings; reciting a blessing; blessings prior to eating; interruptions and blessings; primary and secondary foods.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (5/10 revalidation) (5/15 revalidation).

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