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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 Jewish Law: Blessings (REL232)

Survey of Jewish Law: Blessings (REL 232)

39 hours (13 weeks); Proficiency exam: Varies; self-study format.  

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss the laws of blessings and their Halachic sources.


Instruction is offered via traditional classroom-based format or as a proficiency exam: Major topics include: general principles of blessings, formal structures of blessings, biblical and talmudic sources of blessings, sequence of blessings, diverse types of blessings, and blessings for life cycle events. Recitation of blessings in various situations (e.g. for another person, in vain, having forgotten to bless, change of place whilst eating). 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 Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).