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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

Rambam’s Approach to Understanding Topics of Moshiach: Historical and Contemporary Perspective (PHI365)


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: 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. 

Credit recommendation: 

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