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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

Studies in the Book of Leviticus (REL358)

Formerly Analysis of Hebrew Scriptures: Leviticus (REL358)

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 the major religious and historical elements of the Book of Leviticus; demonstrate basic knowledge of textual analysis of the book of commentary of Rashi and provide textual analysis of the book with the commentary of Rashi and additional classical and modern commentaries.


Major topics covered in the course are: the division of the Book of Leviticus into the themes of sacrifices and ritual purity and impurity; laws and procedures of sacrifices; inauguration of the Tabernacle; concept of ritual purity and impurity; the childbearing woman and the leper; laws of nega'im; the Yom Kippur service; forbidden conjugal relationships; sanctity and principles of everyday Jewish life; interpersonal relationships; laws reflecting on sanctity of priests and sacrifices; sanctity of time; the blasphemer; the Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee Year. Topics may vary. 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 Hebraic Scriptures, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).