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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

Principles of Jewish Blessings (JST 201)


Varies – self study.

Various; distance learning format.

May 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: express knowledge and demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts related to blessings; identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply the theories they have learned the area of Jewish Blessings; analyze the underlying premises of the principle laws and customs involved in blessings; discuss the theory and reasoning underlying the practical application of blessings and apply them to novel situations; identify and derive the major principles of blessings when analyzing particular situations regarding blessings; identify the sources and reasoning at the foundation of the laws and customs of blessings


This course explores the fundamental Jewish practices and customs concerning blessings.  Topics include: structure of a blessing, blessings made in vain, amen, discharging the obligation of others, initial blessings, sequence of blessings, principle vs. subsidiary items, what is considered staples - mezonos, blessings on fruits and vegetables, wine, vegetable and fruit soups, the general blessing of Shehakol.

Credit recommendation: 

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