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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 III - Passover (Jewish Law 240)


Varies; self-study format.  

Various; distance learning format.

Version 1: December 2011 - Present. Version 2: July 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain Biblical and rabbinic laws, concepts and customs pertaining to Passover, seforas ha'omer and Shavuous including: the various categories of chometz and their status of permissibility before, during and after passover; checking and ridding a home of chometz, koshering procedures for the home, the Seder, Passover prayer format, counting the omer, and prohibitions during the omer period. Students also apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. Version 2: Same as version 1 with additional outcomes: describe laws and customs concerning Chometz which was accidentally not destroyed before the Passover holiday; describe Lunar calendar anomalies which affect the Yom Tov schedules; conduct a thorough analysis of the Matzah baking process with an emphasis on the practical application and first hand knowledge of the Matzah baking process in contemporary times. 


Version 1: The Jewish Festivals III (Jewish Law 240) includes an extensive study-guide and required reading with a final exam administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Biblical and Rabbinic restrictions and leniencies, prohbition of chometz, preparing for Passover, Passover prayer, the Seder, sefiras haomer and Shavuous. Version 2: Same as version 1 with additional reading materials, topics and study guide resources. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religion, Near Eastern Studies, or Judaic Studies (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Religion, Near Eastern Studies, or Judaic Studies (7/22 revalidation).