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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

Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Jewish Prayer (PHI374)

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: demonstrate understanding of the philosophical and theological centrality of prayer; demonstrate understanding of central themes by analyzing specific parts of prayers; and demonstrate understanding of pertinent laws and their conceptual underpinnings.


Major topics covered in the course are: careful examinations of the texts of prayers; the purpose of prayer; intention and devotion during prayer; the Morning Prayer: its components, themes and laws. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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