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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 Baking Bread (Jewish Law 320)

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

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 

Version 1: October 2010 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate an ability to identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply theoretical Torah for the following categories: plowing, weeding, fertilizing, planting, watering, weeding, fumigating, covering plants, reaping, uprooting, scraping, using trees, gathering, methods of gathering, gathering to discard, natural growth and natural stones; identify the distinction between similar prohibitions and their causes; discuss the underlying principles; determine when leniencies apply; describe their impact on Shabbos behavior; and apply principles to practical scenarios. Version 2: Students will be able to: identify and explain the underlying principles of theoretical Torah law relating to agriculture/baking break, such as: plowing, weeding, fertilizing, planting, watering, weeding, fumigating, covering plants, reaping, uprooting, scraping, using trees, gathering, methods of gathering, gathering to discard, natural growth winnowing, threshing, sorting, grinding, sifting, kneading, and baking; describe the impact of these laws on Sabbath behavior; and apply these laws to practical scenarios.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Baking Bread (Jewish Law 320) is offered as a proficiency examination that includes an extensive study-guide and required reading administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religion, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). 

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