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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Studies in Jewish Philosophy: Personal Redemption (PHI360)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

May 2023 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain and compare the essential differences between exile and redemption on a personal and national level, providing traditional, Chasidic and Kabbalistic definitions and perspectives; demonstrate critical evaluation and knowledge transfer in practical application exercises and workshops; correlate individual steps in personal redemption to national and global redemption; and independently apply textual analysis skills.


Major topics include: defining personal and national Exile and Redemption; the individual’s role in fulfilling the prophecies describing the Messianic era; tracing the origins of Exile to the process of creation and the sin of the Etz Hadas; analyzing self-limiting and self-empowering narratives, their origins, and the role of and faith and belief in shaping our outlook on the past, present, and future; applying a practical redemption mind frame to everyday situations – personally, nationally, and globally. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Formal education: Record of successful completion of four years high school or its equivalent; ability to read and comprehend Hebrew.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Law, Religion, or Sociology (5/23).