Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Issues in Contemporary Halachic Literature (REL299)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance /Hybrid: Varies.
September 2009 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate Rabbinic views on selected contemporary halachic issues of particular relevance to Jewish women; decode primary sources; discern the basis of halachic decisions; integrate and apply real-life applications of halachic sources; use their knowledge to study new halachic topics taught in the course; understand new issues that arise in the future that relate to course topics and demonstrate the ability to apply halachic decisions to new situations.
Major topics taught in this course include: Metzuveh v’oseh and eino metzuveh v’oseh; d’lo mafkidna v’avidna; hedyot; making a blessing on non-obligatory mitzvahs; time-bound positive mitzvahs; lo Tikrevu L’galot Ervah; niddah; ervah; dat Yehudit; kalta; “There is no custodian against immorality”; preventive measures. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of fundamental Jewish concepts in Law and Philosophy.