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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sabbath Laws IV (Jewish Law 118, 218)

Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.

April 2000 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 118: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the text of the Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah, sections 313-316; apply analytical skills to follow the development of the halakhic process and apply the knowledge gained to specific halakhic problems. Jewish Law 218: In addition to Jewish Law 118, students will be able to utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentary in the understanding of the test; use advanced techniques in analysis of specific halakhic problems.


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 construction, smoothing surfaces, and trapping on the Sabbath. Topics include: building and destruction on the Sabbath; construction of roofs and partitions; smoothing surfaces; trapping animals; concept of psik reisha. 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 118: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 218: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (12/01) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 118 or Jewish Law 218.