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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

Jewish Perspectives of Women (REL378) [Formerly Feminism and Jewish Perspectives of Women (REL478)]


39 hours (13 weeks). 

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate the underlying concerns motivating the broader feminist movement in its early and contemporary stages and identify the specific concerns of Jewish women seeking to reconcile their sense of independence with authentic Jewish values and mores and analyze these concerns as formulated in primary and secondary traditional Jewish sources.


This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Topics covered in this course are: contemporary feminism, the social position of women in the Bible, historical perspectives, modesty, love, differences between the sexes, marriage, purity, motherhood and career, sexuality, divorce and widowhood, and women and ritual law .Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: Foundation course in Jewish Law and gender issues. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hebrew Bible, Judaic Studies, Women's Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).