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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Liturgy: Advanced Concepts (Jewish Thought 201)

Location: 
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length: 
Proficiency examination program administered through Torah Accreditation Liaison.
Dates: 
January 2006 - March 2012.
Learner Outcomes: 
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.
Instruction: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06).

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