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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Study of Blessings II (JST-320)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

November 2020 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe and analyze complex practices, principles, customs and laws pertaining to Jewish blessings; and apply halachic principles of brachos to various situations and circumstances.


Advanced Studies of Blessings II (JST-320) is a self-study course that culminates in a final examination. Students will demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to apply halachic principles of Brachos to various situations and analyze what rules come into play in any given scenario. Topics include the halachic ramifications of leaving the place of the meal or deciding to end the meal, determining what is considered the main part of a mixture, the definition of bread, pas haba b’kisnin and when it is considered a meal, determination of Bracha for berries, situations where fruits and vegetables do not receive their primary Bracha, and the rules of what is included in the Bracha of borei pri hagafen.  

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (11/20).