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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

JLW 301 Sabbath I and II

Formerly JLW 301 Sabbath I; JLW 301 Sabbath 1


Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.

June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: explain the laws of the Sabbath in regard to the kitchen; distinguish between laws delineated in the Torah versus those prescribed by Sages; discuss various permissible ways of putting food into hot vessels on the Sabbath; identify permissible and forbidden methods of reheating and serving cooked foods; identify forbidden methods of normal cooking processes on the Sabbath; discuss the creation of a new entity on the Sabbath; and discuss laws relating to setting and clearing tables on the Sabbath.


In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: cooking on the Sabbath; immersing foods in hot vessels; keeping food hot on the Sabbath; laws relating to borer; grinding and cutting food; marinating and salting food; creating a new entity; opening food packages; and the laws of muktzah.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish Law, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Sociology (6/15) (4/21 revalidation).