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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

The Jewish Festivals II (Jewish Law 230)

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

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 
December 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain the significant aspects of the Jewish Festivals including their laws, customs, origins and symbolic nature; identify and explain rabbini and Torah sources for these festivals; convey the impact and meaning the festivals impart to the Jewish people; and apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.

Instruction: 

The Jewish Festivals II (Jewish Law 230) is offered as a proficiency examination that includes an extensive study-guide and required reading administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Rosh Chodesh, Rosh Hashana, public fast days, the ten days of repentences, Yom Kippur, Succos, Pesach, Shemini Atzeres, Simchas Torah, Chanuka, Tu B'Shevat, Shiva Asser B'Tammuz, and Tisha B'Av.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religion, Near Eastern Studies, or Judaic Studies (3/12) (3/17 revalidation).

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