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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Thought: Mesilat Yesharim (JT313)

Formerly Jewish Thought: Mesilat Yesharim (JT213)
Location: 
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
Length: 
15 hours (13 weeks).
Dates: 
September 1998 - August 2000.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Discuss ethical concepts addressed in the text; explore various character traits discussed and analyzed in the text.
Instruction: 

A study and analysis of Mesilat Yesharim by the eighteenth century Jewish thinker, playwright, and poet Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, as well as commentaries on the various concepts discussed. Topics include: the trait of purity; the trait of saintliness; the love of God; saintliness in actions; humility; fleeing honor; fearing sin; fear of punishment; fear of divine majesty; holiness in mundane matters.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).

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