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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 Mishna Brura I (REL282)

Formerly Topics in Mishna Brura I (REL382)

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
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: dissect the subtleties and underlying principles of selected topics by analyzing classical Halachic sources -- the Shulchan Aruch and the Mishna Berurah -- with an emphasis on deriving practical conclusions and understanding halachic methodology; demonstrate skill in deciphering and analyzing the text of the Shulchan Aruch and the Mishna Berurah.


Major topics taught in this course include:  Laws of: washing hands in the morning; tzitzis; tallis; blessings on Torah; Shema; reading from the Torah; blessings after eating; muktzeh; trapping on Shabbos; Pesach; Sukkos; sukkahs. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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