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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

Principles of Jewish Belief: Contemporary Polemics (PHI417)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the case for the existence of G-d and attendant aspects of the Jewish faith doctrine argued in rationalist terms, the substantive argumentation of opposing positions, and the problematic ramifications of a faith commitment untempered by the rationalistic dimension.


Major topics covered in the course are: arguments for the belief in G-d and arguments for Divine origin of Torah. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Religion, or Hebraic/Judaic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).