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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

Introduction to the Philosophy of Mitzvot (PHI299)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the deeper meaning of the mitzvot and illustrate the role of mitzvot in a system of human development, according to traditional sources in Jewish thought and philosophy.


Major topics taught in this course include: the laws and customs of Shabbat, the blessings, selected prayers, and women's mitzvot. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).