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Foundation Courses - Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Foundation Courses - Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: August 2002 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of the High Holy Days, as well as the various categories of the relevant biblical commandments. Version 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of the High Holy Days as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of the High Holy Days using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: laws and customs of the month of Elul; laws of Selichos; prayers of Rosh Hashanah; stringencies of the High Holy Days period; special foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah; various laws regarding the actual Shofar and the requirements of the Shofar blasts; prayers and customs of Yom Kippur day.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/04) (12/09 revalidation). Version 2:  In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: February 2003 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of the festival of Succos, as well as the various categories of the relevant biblical commandments. Version 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of the festival of Succos as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of the festival of Succos using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: Laws of the holiday of Succos; laws of the Succah itself; laws of the Four Species and when and how to take them; laws of the intermediary days; laws of Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/04) (12/09 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: February 2001 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of blessings on foods, as well as the various categories of the relevant biblical commandments. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of the blessings on foods as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of blessings on food using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: blessings on fruits and vegetables; olive oil; the structure of the blessing; other categories of foods; water; vegetable soup; traditions regarding rice and soup; precedence of the seven species of Israel in blessings.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01) (5/06 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: September 2000 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of meals in the area of washing one's hands before a meal and the grace after meals, as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the various categories of the relevant biblical commandments and examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of meals using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: reasons for washing before partaking in bread; washing for fruits; the vessel used in washing; amount of water needed; dipping one's hands in a pool; cases where water is not available; the blessing on the bread.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01) (5/06 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: September 2001 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of meals, as well as various categories of the relevant Biblical commandments and Rabbinic ordinances; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of meals using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: Friday afternoon services; mistakes during the Sabbath services; origins of Kiddush; the cup used for Kiddush; wine used for Kiddush; amount of wine needed for Kiddush; Kiddush in the Synagogue; the succession of the meal directly following Kiddush.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/02) (2/08 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: February 2002 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of Sabbath meals, as well as various categories of the relevant Biblical commandments and Rabbinic ordinances. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of the Kiddush and Sannath meals as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments and rabbinic ordinances; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of Sabbath meals using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: eating before Kiddush; the Sabbath candles; challah during the meals; the third meal; additions during the grace after meals; extending the Sabbath; Havdalah.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/02) (2/08 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: August 1999 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of Sabbath in the area of prohibition of cooking as well as the various categories of the relevant Biblical commandments. Version 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of the prohibition of cooking on the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments and rabbinic ordinances; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Versrion 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of the Sabbath using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: introduction to the concepts of cooking on Sabbath; the definition of cooking; differences between an oven and a stove in regard to cooking on the Sabbath; leaving food on the fire before the Sabbath in order for it to finish cooking on the Sabbath; cooking for an ill person on the Sabbath; returning previously cooked foods to the fire on the Sabbath; mixing hot and cold water.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00) (5/06 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: August 1999 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the concepts of the laws of Sabbath in the area of muktzah as well as the various categories of the relevant Biblical commandments.Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of the prohibition of cooking on the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments and rabbinic ordinances; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. 

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of the Sabbath using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: introduction to the laws of muktzah; prohibition of muktzah; different categories of muktzah; when it is permissible to move muktzah objects; applications to the rules of muktzah; animals and pets; newly formed objects.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00) (5/06 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
24.5 hours (18 weeks).
Dates:
August 1999 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze  topics in Jewish Law and practice with focus on its Biblical and Rabbinic origins; analyze topics in Jewish Law and practice with focus on the Biblical and Rabbinic origins; think critically about how the law is applied in particular circumstances; develop techniques for advanced analysis of the philosophy of Jewish Law; and develop an understanding of the history, sources, and methodology of Jewish Law and Jurisprudence. 

Instruction:

This course is a study of the origins of Jewish Law using the text of Minchat Chinuch. Topics include: the Biblical requirement to have children; circumcision; gid hanasheh; the New Moon; the bringing of the pascal lamb; recitation of Kiddush on the Sabbath; the redemption of the first born donkey.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00) (5/06 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation).

Location:
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length:
24.5 hours (18 weeks).
Dates:
August 1999 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze  topics in Jewish Law and practice with focus on its Biblical and Rabbinic origins; think critically about how the law is applied in particular circumstances; develop techniques for advanced analysis of the philosophy of Jewish Law; and develop an understanding of the history, sources, and methodology of Jewish Law and Jurisprudence. 

Instruction:

This course is a study of the origins of Jewish Law using the text of Minchat Chinuch. Topics include: swearing falsely; different forms of oaths; false testimony; Jewish slaves; Jewish maidservants; the Sabbatical year; the first fruits - Bikkurim; the building of the Holy Temple; the priestly garb; the half shekel donation given to the Tabernacle.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/00) (5/06 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation).

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