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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sabbath Laws II (Jewish Law 116, 216)

Formerly Sabbath Laws III (Jewish Law 118, 218)
Location: 
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
Length: 
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Dates: 

August 1995 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 116: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 301-302; 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. Jewish Law 216: In addition to Jewish Law 116, master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.

Instruction: 

Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to the Sabbath. Topics include: Running on the Sabbath; carrying objects between different reshuyoth; finishing objects; laundering. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 

Jewish Law 116: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 216: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 116 or Jewish Law 216.

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