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Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
The Laws of the Sabbath (Jewish Law 201)
Varies; self-study format.
Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read and understand the Hebrew text of the classic law text, express an understanding of the concepts and principles of the laws of Sabbath; analyze opposing viewpoints and understand how the Mishna Berura decided to follow a particular view; express the conclusions of the Mishna Berura and be able to apply those conclusions to practical and modern day situations.
Classroom-based instruction administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies at the Yeshiva Bircas Hatorah. The Jewish Law 201 course explores law theory and practical laws of the Sabbath through careful study of the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura. Students read the Hebrew text of the Shulchan Aruch, Rama, and Mishna Berura. Topics include: laws of carrying on the Sabbath, Muktzeh, carrying through other objects; Sabbath toiletries; doors and pegs; building and wrecking; building tents; and trapping.
In the lower/upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies (2/11).