Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Advanced Studies in Jewish Philosophy: Personal Redemption (PHI360)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
May 2023 – Present.
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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Law, Religion, or Sociology (5/23).