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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

Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI311)

Formerly Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI411)
39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the fundamental concepts of the Chassidic world view and the ideological conflict between Chassidim and Mitnagdim.


Major topics covered in this course include historical background; the opposition to Chassidut; Rebbe and Chassid; G-d's withdrawal and the Divine Light; Elul and Rosh Hashanah; Lech Lecha; the forefathers; Esoteric Rectification; worship through corporeality; the nature of exile; Chanukah; Menorah and Mezuzah; The Eighth Day of Chanukah; topics in Tzavaat HaRivash; Divine Providence and Creation; Creation and the Tabernacle; Purim: fasting and deliverance; Jjy; Rosh Chodesh; renewal; Passover insights; Iyar; and preparation for Torah.

Credit recommendation: 

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