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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Laws of Shabbat III (JLAW 203)

Course Category: 

Varies – self study.

Various; distance learning format.

May 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain the fundamental philosophy behind the prohibition of working on Sabbath; identify the sources and reasoning at the foundation of the laws and customs of the Sabbath; explain, analyze, interpret, and apply rabbinical institutions and law; distinguish between similar prohibitions and discuss their underlying principles; determine when leniencies apply and describe their impact on Sabbath behavior; judge practical cases by using their knowledge of the prohibitions and leniencies and the criteria by which they are determined.


This course explores Jewish laws and customs concerning the Sabbath.  It will cover the concepts, laws and customs related to the Sabbath, including the major principles and their underlying premises applied to novel situations.  Topics include shearing, washing, combing, dyeing, tying, sewing, tearing, trapping, slaughtering, skinning, tanning, salting smoothing, scoring, and cutting.  These topics will be covered as major categories along with their subcategories.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jewish History or Religion (3/22).