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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Law: Laws of Festivals I (JL141)

Formerly Jewish Law: Halachos of Holidays I (JL141)
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.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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).

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