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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

Studies in Jewish Law: Prayer (REL179)

Formerly Studies in Jewish Law: Prayer (REL379)

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 2009 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify, describe, interpret and analyze pertinent rabbinic texts pertaining to laws of prayer while demonstrating proficiency in ascertaining the principles of halachic methodology; exhibit expanding skills in interpreting classical law sources and the ability to apply the principles set forth therein as the student assesses the legal rulings as set forth in the 16th-century classic of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, and the 20th-century classic, the Mishna Berurah.


Major topics include: obligation to pray; woman’s obligation to pray; mitzvos asei she’hazman grama; netz; amud hashachar; Jewish calendar hours; semichas geulah l’tefillah; asarah harishonim; Physical, mental and spiritual preparations for prayer; distractions during prayer; kavanah; interruptions in prayer. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).