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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

Midrashic and Aggadic Literature (REL338)


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: identify and discuss distinctive elements of midrashic literature to identify various midrashic types and historical approaches to the interpretation of Aggadah and Midrash and become more proficient in skills of midrashic analysis.


Major topics covered in the course are: attitudes toward midrashic and aggadic literature, literary forms in aggadic literature, rabbinic theology as reflected in the Midrash, esotericism and exotericism in aggadic literature, and a survey of major works of literature. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Rabbinic Literature, Religious Studies or Hebraic/Judaic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).