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Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Jewish Liturgy: Advanced Concepts (Jewish Thought 201)
Proficiency examination program administered through Torah Accreditation Liaison.
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
January 2006 - March 2012.
Students will demonstrate comprehension and analysis of the text of the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Brachos, Supplications, Selections of Psalms and the Tanach) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries; elaborate underlying meanings found in the text, expound on vague or obscure passages, explain halachic practices woven into the prayers, describe historical origins and explain various metaphysical allusions; deal with a variety of issues in a relatively mature and sophisticated manner through through their responses to the examination questions.
The examination covers the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Holy Names, Structure of Blessings, Birkas HaShachar, Birkas HaTorah, Pisukei Dezimra, Shema and its Brachos, Amida, Aleinu) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries. The Advanced Concepts exams focus on conceptual, philosophical and ethical issues and their textual cues.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06).