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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 Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Construction (Jewish Law 340)


Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.
December 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the underlying principles of the laws and customs concerning the Sabbath; describe their impact on Sabbath behavior; and apply the principles to practical situations.


The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Construction (Jewish Law 340) includes an extensive study-guide and required readings with a final exam administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: writing, erasing, building, demolishing, the final hammer blow, kindling a fire, using electricity, extinguishing a fire, and transferring objects.

Credit recommendation: 

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