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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland - Inactive Courses

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland - Inactive Courses

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - August 2000.
Objectives:
Discuss ethical concepts addressed in the text; explore various character traits discussed and analyzed in the text.
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Mesilat Yesharim by the eighteenth century Jewish thinker, playwright, and poet Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, as well as commentaries on the various concepts discussed. Topics include: introduction to the author and text; the study of ethics; righteousness versus wisdom; purpose of creation; man's goal in this world; physical and spiritual nature of man; true perfection; the world to come; watchfulness; self-evaluation.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - August 2000.
Objectives:
Discuss ethical concepts addressed in the text; explore various character traits discussed and analyzed in the text.
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Mesilat Yesharim by the eighteenth century Jewish thinker, playwright, and poet Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, as well as commentaries on the various concepts discussed. Topics include: zealousness; problems of laziness; acquiring zeal; natural aversion to exertion; fear of the future; temporary status in this world; guarding one's health; fear of danger; spiritual cleanliness; deceit; separation from worldly pleasures; overindulgence.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - August 2000.
Objectives:
Discuss ethical concepts addressed in the text; explore various character traits discussed and analyzed in the text.
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Mesilat Yesharim by the eighteenth century Jewish thinker, playwright, and poet Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, as well as commentaries on the various concepts discussed. Topics include: the trait of purity; the trait of saintliness; the love of God; saintliness in actions; humility; fleeing honor; fearing sin; fear of punishment; fear of divine majesty; holiness in mundane matters.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2003.
Objectives:
Discuss the notion of repentance, as well as the various categories of Biblical commandments.
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Shaarei T'shuvah by the medieval author and ethicist Rabbi Yonah of Geronah. The course covers an overview of the commandments, origin of repentance, an analysis of the requirements of repentance, and a detailed breakdown of the twenty principles of repentance. Topics include: Rabbeinu Yonah, the man and his times; background to Shaarei T'shuvah; Biblical origins to t'shuvah; individual obligation to repent; twenty principles of repentance; regret; forsaking the sin; humility; confession; prayer; motivations to repentance; the ten days of repentance; nine considerations for immediate perfection.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2003.
Objectives:
Discuss the notion of repentance, as well as the various categories of Biblical commandments..
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Shaarei T'shuvah by the medieval author and ethicist Rabbi Yonah of Geronah. The course covers an overview of the commandments, origin of repentance, an analysis of the requirements of repentance, and a detailed breakdown of the twenty principles of repentance. Topics include: the commandments; rabbinical edicts; honoring one's parents; interest and usury; giving proper advice; charity; soothsaying; oppressing; taking bribes; forfeiting one's portion in the world to come; excision.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2003.
Objectives:
Discuss the notion of repentance, as well as the various categories of Biblical commandments.
Instruction:

A study and analysis of Shaarei T'shuvah by the medieval author and ethicist Rabbi Yonah of Geronah. The course covers an overview of the commandments, origin of repentance, an analysis of the requirements of repentance, and a detailed breakdown of the twenty principles of repentance. Topics include: four categories of those who do not receive the countenance of God; slanderers; liars; flatterers; six categories of slanderers; analogy between a sick soul and a sick body; atonement; confession.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2002.
Objectives:
Discuss the intricate laws and customs of the Jewish marriage process from the engagement until after the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period; discuss the various customs of different Jewish groups; prepare applicable texts from halachic sources.
Instruction:

A study of the laws and customs of a wedding ceremony and the seven-day subsequent celebration period. Topics include: the engagement; the pre-marriage sabbath celebration; guarding the bridge and groom; fasting on the wedding day; the officiator; the ketubah; the amount of the ketubah; witnessing the ketubah.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2002.
Objectives:
Discuss the intricate laws and customs of the Jewish marriage process from the engagement until after the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period; discuss the various customs of different Jewish groups; prepare applicable texts from halachic sources.
Instruction:

A study of the laws and customs of a wedding ceremony and the seven-day subsequent celebration period. Topics include: the wedding; the escorts; laws of a mourner; emptying the pockets during the ceremony; placing ashes on the forehead of the groom; the witnesses; testimony; the ring; a gold or silver ring; language of marriage; reading of the ketubah; breaking of the glass.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2002.
Objectives:
Discuss the intricate laws and customs of the Jewish marriage process from the engagement until after the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period; discuss the various customs of different Jewish groups; prepare applicable texts from halachic sources.
Instruction:

A study of the laws and customs of a wedding ceremony and the seven-day subsequent celebration period. Topics include: Ashkenazic and Sephardic customs during the wedding ceremony; giving of the ring; the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period; new guests; grace after meals during the seven-day celebration period; the wine used.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).
Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
65 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 247 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:
September 1998 - July 2003.
Objectives:
Prepare a textual, linguistic, and legal analysis of the applicable Aramaic Talmudic material; conceptualize and articulate the reasoning behind the various legal citations and opinions, honing and applying analytical skills to Talmudic explication, argumentation, and resolution as the basis for halochot analysis and final decision making; discuss classical Talmudic topical concepts and document a grasp of the technical as well as theoretical aspects of the Talmudic portions studied.
Instruction:

The first chapter of the Tractate Baba Mezia discusses the laws of civil matters concerning disputes in ownership and the laws of legal documents. Students prepare the applicable Talmudic texts as well as the major halachic opinions of the rishonim and acharonim and the opinions of various other commentaries and decisors. The instructor guides students in understanding the issues raised and assists them to deduce and elucidate the crux of these issues. Topics include: dispute regarding ownership; possession in determining ownership; court mandated methods of settling disputes in ownership; acquisition of objects through seeing them; swearing falsely; placing the burden of proof of a dispute upon the claimant; admission to part of a claim; enacting rabbinic ordinances of rabbinic law; grabbing objects in view of the court; consecration of objects of questionable ownership; giving tithes of animals; returning lost loan documents; returning lost ketubah documents; acquiring an object for another person. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given trimester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study depends upon what level the student is in.

Credit recommendation:

First Level Students (TI211): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion; or Second Level Students and beyond (TI411): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99). NOTE: Credit can be awarded for this course, the two other Intensive Study courses of the same title, and the three Survey courses of the same title.

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