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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sabbath IV (JLW 423)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
January 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws of the Sabbath governing issues found in the Code of Jewish Law regarding the study of selected labors that are forbidden on the Sabbath and their legal ramifications; define the legal Halachic terminology pertaining to these laws; trace the laws to their biblical roots; identify Biblical and Rabbinic prohibitions; differentiate between Biblical and Rabbinic prohibitions and rulings; and apply legal reasoning to contemporary and practical issues.


This is an in-depth study of the laws of the Sabbath governing issues found in the Code of Jewish Law, beginning with the study of labors forbidden on the Sabbath. The course focuses on the labors involved in the production of animal hides and issues dealing with construction. Emphasis is placed on applying legal theory to practical and contemporary situations and scenarios, using classic and contemporary texts, as well as journal articles and essays. Major topics include: trapping animals; slaughtering; building temporary and permanent structures; lighting and extinguishing flames.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/05) (5/10 revalidation) (5/15 revalidation) (11/22 revalidation). NOTE: Sabbath I, II, III, IV, and V are not duplicative or sequential and may be taken in any order.