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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 Rav Dessler (REL396)


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 basic concept of Jewish philosophy and ethics, as articulated in the work "Michtav M'Eliyahu" along with analysis of their Biblical, Rabbinic and Midrashic sources and references to other works of Jewish thought and Mussar.


Major topics covered in the course include: free will; effects of faith on worldly pursuits; analysis of natural and supernatural phenomena; influence of surroundings on morality; ethics of individual, gratitude; depth and superficiality of man. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the Mussar movement.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).