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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: Dietary Law (REL231)


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 discuss criteria for determining forbidden and permissible foods and correct procedures for maintaining standards of Kashrut, according to Halachic sources.


Major topics covered in the course are: classical laws of kashrut with particular emphasis on the modern technological impact on kashrut, Special Dietary Law in the Land of Israel. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with Jewish Law. 

Credit recommendation: 

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