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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

Genesis: Creation and the Blueprint for Moshiach (REL305)


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 analyze the depth of the major religious, ethical, halachic and historical elements of selected topics in the Book of Genesis and enhance skills in parsing biblical texts and their exegeses.


Major topics include: history of learning Pshat, sin of the Tree of Knowledge and the fall of man, tower of Babel and the Generation of the Dispersion, the story of Judah and Tamar, the mysterious lineage of Messiah – various incidents in the lineage of the Kingdom of David and philosophical implications, Dinah and Shechem.  All topics are drawn from, and  based on Biblical and Chassidic sources. Topics and sources may vary. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language with some fluency as well previous coursework in Biblical texts and exegesis or permission of instructor. 

Credit recommendation: 

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