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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Jewish Faith and Their Biblical Origins (PHI350)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: analyze the subtleties of the Torah’s language to infer the connotations indicated; synthesize the thoughts of various exegetes; extrapolate the significance of the writings of classical Jewish philosophers and expositors.


Repentance, signs of Mashiach and what will change, preparation for receiving the Torah, service of G-d from fear and from love, women and Torah, the significance of the way G-d took the Jews out of Egypt, a “nation of priests”, kedushah, prophecy, unity, equality and hierarchy, relation between oral and written Torah, the Ten Commandments, idolatry, jealousy, Shabbos, taking G-d’s name in vain, G-d’s “work”, nefesh yeseira,  the two sides of the Tablets of the Law, deveikus, Israel’s intimate relationship with G-d, and absolute truth. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language, familiarity with courses in Biblical texts and exegesis, two courses in Jewish Philosophy, or permission from the instructor.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Bible Studies, Religion, or Hebraic/Judaic Studies (3/21).