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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 Writings of Luzatto I (PHI377)

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

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the major themes in Rabbi Luzatto's Mesillat Yesharim and of the author's particular methodology in interpretation of supportive biblical and rabbinic references cited within the work.


Major topics covered in the course are: moral values of vigilance, diligence, cleanliness, self-denial, purification, piety, humility, fear of sin, and holiness. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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