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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Comprehensive Exodus (Bible 225)

Location: 
Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
Length: 

Varies; self-study format.

Dates: 

Version 1: May 2013 - May 2018. Version 2: June 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the text and commentary of Rashi; analyze and explain selections of text and Rashi's commentary; elucidate the inconsistency or textual problem that Rashi is attempting to solve based on his use of hermeneutics; identify where Rashi saw his interpretation imbedded in the text; explain the significance of Rashi's solutions in terms of ethical and religious behavior; and assess how a particular section of the Torah, along with Rashi's commentary, fit into greater contextual themes found throughout the Chumash.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Comprehensive Exodus (Bible 225) is offered as an on-line proficiency examination with an extensive study guide and required reading administered by the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. NOTE: This may not be taken with Introduction to Exodus (Bible 220).

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/13). Version 2:  In the upper division baccalaureate  degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/18 revalidation). 

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