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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

Laws of Muktze on the Sabbath (REL229)


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: identify and define the categories of Muktze; explain criteria for determining forbidden and permissible use of Muktze on the Sabbath; analyze various scenarios to evaluate potential issues; and extrapolate from the principles covered within the course to a variety of practical applications.


This course is a comprehensive study of the laws of Muktzeh on the Sabbath. It examines the definition and prohibitions related to each category of Muktzeh; the distinction between moving an object and using it; and permissible and forbidden uses of objects. The course provides a framework for understanding the principles governing these laws so students can utilize their knowledge toward practical application. Prerequisite: Fluency in reading and understanding Yiddish. 

Credit recommendation: 

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