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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

The Jewish Home in Traditional Sources I (REL210)


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 and apply the intellectual philosophical and ethical motifs and principles of the unique status of the Jewish Home, as it serves as the foundation of the existence of the Jewish People and prepare original source material from Tanach (Bible) and its commentaries, Midrashic sources, Philosophical (Hashkafic) and Ethical (Mussar) texts that describe the Jewish home.


Major topics include: character development, building a Sanctuary, power of communication, power of silence, women in the workplace and the place of a career, the Authority of Torah and scholarship over nature, the unique role of Torah, matchmaking and marriage- are matches made in Heaven, primacy of Torah in marriage, marital harmony, gender differences, the power of giving and art of appreciation, struggle of Yaakov and Eisav, partners in Creation, parenting and role modeling and bringing the past into the future. All topics are drawn from, and based on Biblical sources. Topics and sources may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparations. Prerequisite: Ability to read and comprehend Hebrew language familiarity with courses in Biblical texts and exegesis.

Credit recommendation: 

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