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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 303 Festivals I and II

Formerly JLW 303 Festivals


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:  identify and explain the general principles of the Jewish Festivals; discuss which activities are permitted for food preparation; explain the principle of mitoch and its application to the laws of the festivals; discuss the laws of preparing on the holiday for the next day; discuss how the 39 categories of work forbidden on the Sabbath apply to the festivals; discuss laws pertaining to living creatures; identify different types of muktzah and their laws; discuss the use of various appliances; examine laws regarding illness and injury; and discuss the day of the first night of the festival, especially regarding candle lighting and eruv tavshilin.


In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: activities permitted for food preparation; the principle of mitoch, activities that are forbidden on the Sabbath and on the festivals; muktzah; treatment of illness and injuries; laws of candle lighting; and laws of eruv tavshilin.

Credit recommendation: 

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