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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 V (JLW 424)


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 succcessful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws of cooking on the Sabbath and their legal ramifications; define the legal Halachic terminology pertaining to the laws of cooking on the Sabbath; 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 a comprehensive study and analysis of the laws of Sabbath as they relate to cooking using classic and contemporary texts, as well as journal articles and essays. Emphasis is placed on applying legal theory to practical and contemporary situations and scenarios. Major topics include: defining cooking as it relates to the Sabbath; prohibitions for cooking on the Sabbath; cooking for the sick; reheating solid foods; reheating liquids; types of stoves and their legal ramifications; hatmanah or insulating foods before and during the Sabbath.

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.