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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

Ethical Character Development in Jewish Sources (ETH110)


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.

September 2020 - Present. 

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize and apply the terminology of Mussar concepts; successfully apply these concepts to character development, recognizing points of decision, making life choices, avoiding pitfalls in character development and recovering from failure.


Topics include Major classical concepts in the study of Mussar, character refinement, responsibility to improve one’s self in an organized manner, growth in stages, the primary role of Torah in the process; the nobility of man; bringing out one’s potential; connection with the Creator, growing through failure. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language and  familiarity with courses in Biblical texts and Exegesis.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Ethics, Religious Ethics, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (3/21).