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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 Legal Obligation of Love Your Neighbor as Yourself (REL270)


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 explain principles of interpersonal laws covered within the course; interpret and analyze Biblical and Rabbinical sources pertaining to the laws of interpersonal relationships; and extrapolate from the principles covered within the course to a variety of practical applications.


This course provides an in-depth study of some of the common precepts of interpersonal relationships, including love; hatred; the requirement to command feelings and emotions; ill treatment of the helpless and disadvantaged; demeaning or humiliating others; the obligation to reprimand sinners; honesty and deception; outreach and feeling responsibility; misleading others and aiding or facilitating sin. Topics may vary.  The course examines the Biblical, Talmudic and other Halachic sources, definition of each Mitzvah, with a focus on the practical implications. Prerequisite: Fluency in reading and understanding Yiddish.

Credit recommendation: 

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