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Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI311)
Formerly Topics in Chassidic Thought (PHI411)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available..
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss the events that gave rise to the Chassidic movement; summarize and express the fundamental concepts of the Chassidic worldview.
Major topics covered in this course include: ideological conflict between Chassidm and Misnagdim, fundamental concepts of the Chassidic worldview, Rebbe and Chassid; tzimtzum and the Divine Light; Elul and Rosh Hashanah; the Forefathers, esoteric rectification; worship through corporeality; the nature of exile; Chanukah; the relationship between the menorah and mezuzah; topics in tzavaat HaRivash; Divine Providence and Creation; Creation and the Tabernacle; Purim: Joy, Rosh Chodesh, Passover, Iyar; preparation for receiving theTorah. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation.
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).