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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 302 Sabbath I and II

Formerly JLW 302 Sabbath II; JLW 302 Sabbath 2


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: differentiate between Biblical prohibitions versus Rabbinic prohibitions; define and identify categories of work; discuss various permissible ways of performing necessary activities; identify activities that are prohibited because they may lead to violations of other prohibitions; discuss activities other than those connected with the preparation of food; and discuss various garments that are permitted and forbidden to be worn on the Sabbath.


In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: writing and erasing; earning money; sewing and tearing; carrying inadvertently in the public domain; shearing; laundering; tying and untying; gathering and winnowing; sifting; coloring; trapping and slaughtering; scraping and cutting; building and demolishing; and kindling and extinguishing a fire.

Credit recommendation: 

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