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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 the Garments (Jewish Law 330)


Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

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

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: 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. Version 2: Same as version 1 with expanded outcomes: discuss activities involved in the production of textiles as they relate to laws concerning the forbidden activities on the Shabbos; analysis the connection between Shabbos and the Shmittah year; relate the spiritual significance of the day of rest and its meaning in Jewish law, thought and history; and conduct an in depth analysis of the activity of Borer and its implications. 


Version 1: The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Garments (Jewish Law 330) includes an extensive study-guide and required readings with a final exam administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: shearing, washing, combing, dyeing, tying, sewing, tearing, trapping, slaughtering, skinning, tanning, salting smoothing, scoring, and cutting. Version 2: Reading materials presenting multiple perspectives from various sources were added; and study materials were expanded. 

Credit recommendation: 

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