Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Rambam’s Approach to Understanding Topics of Moshiach: Historical and Contemporary Perspective (PHI365)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
May 2023 -Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: formulate a comprehensive and detailed analysis of Messianic era concepts discussed in sections of Maimonides’s Mishnah Torah based on the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teachings; identify the theological principles within these topics and explain the correlation to Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Faith; interpret and compare Biblical, scriptural, Talmudic, Halachic and mystical teachings to create informative and persuasive presentations; analyze prooftexts and construe practical implications, aligned with Maimonides’s philosophy; and explain and apply the imperative of “awaiting Moshiach”, as one of Rambam’s fundamental principles of faith.
Major topics include: Rambam’s conception of the Messiah (Chapters 11-12); role of Eliyahu HaNavi on the eve of the ultimate redemption; awaiting redemption and the Messianic Era; redemption within the natural context of the world. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Formal education: Record of successful completion of four years high school or its equivalent; ability to read and comprehend Hebrew.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Law, Medieval Studies, Religion, or Sociology (5/23).