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Yeshivas Toras Moshe - Jewish Law-Inactive Courses

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Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

April 2004 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the text of the Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim and Mishnah Berurah, sections 202-205; apply analytical skills to follow the development of the halakhic process; and apply the knowledge gained to specific halakhic problems.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the Laws of Brachos. Topics include: Law of Brachos with a focus on the bracha rishonah; fruits, vegetables; seeds; unrecognizable ingredients; raw and cooked vegetables; affect of norms of consumption on the blessings as well as other topics concerning the bracha rishonah.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies or Religion (6/05) (6/10 Administrative Review).
Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015. 

Objectives:

Laws of Prayer (Jewish Law 112): Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing prayer as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 93-110; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Laws of Prayer (Jewish Law 212): In addition to Jewish Law 112, students will be able to: master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to prayer. Topics include: position for prayer; concentration during prayer; interrupted prayer; repetition of prayer; women's obligation; doubtful prayer; voluntary prayer; forgotten prayer; prayer for late arrival; shortened prayer. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course students are enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Laws of Prayer (Jewish Law 112): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies or Religion. Laws of Prayer (Jewish Law 212): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 112 or Jewish Law 212.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 110: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing prayer and the recital of kriyas shema as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 58-72; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 210: In addition to Jewish Law 110, students will be able to master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Jewish Law 110 and Jewish Law 210: Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to kriyas shema. Topics include: Time for shema; laws of the blessings; kavanah for shema; details of the recitation; geulah and tefillah; and exemptions from the obligation of shema. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course students are enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 110: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion. Jewish Law 210: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 110 or Jewish Law 210.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 111: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the recital of kriyas shema as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 74-92; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 211: In addition to Jewish Law 111, students will be able to master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Laws of Shema II (Jewish Law 111) and Laws of Shema II (Jewish Law 211): Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to kriyas shema. Topics covered include: Kriyas shema in an improper environment; times for prayer; eating before prayer; location of prayer; preparation for prayer; cleanliness during prayer. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course students are enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Laws of Shema II (Jewish Law 111): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion. Laws of Shema II (Jewish Law 211): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 111 or Jewish Law 211.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015. 

Objectives:

Jewish Law 113: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the recital of tefillin, morning blessings, and the blessings on the learning of Torah as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 25-47; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 213: In addition to Jewish Law 113, students will be able to master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to tefillin. Topics include: Laws of tefillin; morning blessings; Torah blessings. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 113: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 213: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 113 or Jewish Law 213.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 114: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing tzitzis as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 8-24; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 214: In addition to Jewish Law 114, students will be able to master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to tzitzis. Topics include: Laws of Tzitzis. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 114: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 214: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 114 or Jewish Law 214.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 115: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 336-340; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 215: In addition to Jewish Law 115, master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to the Sabbath. Topics include: Sabbath prohibition of using that which is attached to the ground; concept of psik reisha; sowing and harvesting; marith ayin; unintentional and inevitable outcomes; cleaning floors on the Sabbath; music on the Sabbath; muktza; riding animals; swimming; legal proceedings; shearing; personal hygiene on the Sabbath; writing and erasing; sewing and finishing objects; gathering; reaping; tearing; attaching objects. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 115: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 215: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 115 or Jewish Law 215.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 116: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 301-302; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 216: In addition to Jewish Law 116, master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to the Sabbath. Topics include: Running on the Sabbath; carrying objects between different reshuyoth; finishing objects; laundering. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 116: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 216: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 116 or Jewish Law 216.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

August 1995 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 117: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 308-312; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 217: In addition to Jewish Law 117, master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to the Sabbath. Topics include: Muktza; prohibition of building and destroying objects and shelters; tying knots. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 117: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, or Religion; or Jewish Law 217: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 117 or Jewish Law 217.

Location:
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length:
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates:

April 2000 - August 2015.

Objectives:

Jewish Law 118: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the text of the Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah, sections 313-316; apply analytical skills to follow the development of the halakhic process and apply the knowledge gained to specific halakhic problems. Jewish Law 218: In addition to Jewish Law 118, students will be able to utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentary in the understanding of the test; use advanced techniques in analysis of specific halakhic problems.

Instruction:

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to construction, smoothing surfaces, and trapping on the Sabbath. Topics include: building and destruction on the Sabbath; construction of roofs and partitions; smoothing surfaces; trapping animals; concept of psik reisha. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation:

Jewish Law 118: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 218: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (12/01) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 118 or Jewish Law 218.

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