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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Law: Laws of Ritual Behavior II (JL122)

Formerly Jewish Law: Hilchot Berachot (JL122); Jewish Law: Hilchos Berachos [JL122]
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.

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 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).

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