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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies - Jewish Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Formerly:
Advanced Laws and Concepts of Prayer (Jewish Thought 210)
Length:

Versions 1 and 2: Varies; self-study format.  

Dates:

Version 1: October 2010 - July 2021. Version 2: August 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Versions 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a thorough knowledge about the meanings and sources of Jewish daily prayers; show an understanding of the concepts, philosophy, and religious issues necessary to properly apply the laws of Jewish prayer in various circumstances; and distinguish between the various categories of prayer and explain their significance.

Instruction:

Versions 1 and 2: The final examination assesses students' ability to express in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of Jewish daily prayer, including knowledge of their meanings, customs, and origins. Topics include: the Jewish prayer book; the blessings; psalms; verses from Tenach, the Shema, the Amida, and times for prayer.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, or Religion (8/21 revalidation). 

Formerly:
Advanced Topics in Blessings-Part I (Jewish Thought 350)
Length:

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates:
October 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply theoretical law in the following areas of the laws of blessings: underlying meanings and reasons for blessings; principles of saying the name of God; saying amen; principles of intention; using non-Hebrew language; joint responsibility; blessings are inappropriate; sequence of blessings; and loss of connection to blessings.

Instruction:

The final examination assesses students' ability to express in-depth knowledge about the Jewish laws and customs concerning blessings; understanding of concepts related to blessings; identify major principles; analyze underlying premises of the principles laws and customs and apply them to novel situations.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation). 

Length:

Varies; self-study format.  

Dates:
October 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply theoretical law in the following areas of the laws of blessings: disassociation from a blessing; changing places; specific parameters of principle and subsidiary items; parameters of what constitutes a meal;  types of bread, cooked bread, and raw and cooked grains.

Instruction:

The final examination assesses students' ability to express in-depth knowledge about the Jewish laws and customs concerning blessings; demonstrate understanding of concepts related to blessings; identify major principles; analyze underlying premises of the principle laws and customs; and apply them to novel situations.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation).

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