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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sabbath Laws VII (Jewish Law 122, 222)

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

April 2010 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 122: 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 269-274 and 296; 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 222: In addition to Jewish Law 122, students will be able to 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: Kiddushand Havadala. 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 122: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 222: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (7/10 administrative review). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 122 or Jewish Law 222.

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