Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Studies in Jewish Law: Sabbath Customs and Prayers (REL230)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
May 2023 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain in-depth the process of preparing for and accepting the Sabbath, and the meaning behind these laws and customs; analyze the literal and esoteric meanings of select Sabbath prayers; analyze practices and traditions regarding Sabbath food and explain the Halachic and symbolic reasons behind them; and extrapolate from the principles covered within the course to a variety of practical applications.
This course is a study of the Halachic and Kabbalistic sources and aspects of various Sabbath customs and prayers. It examines textual sources, theological and Kabbalistic themes, and Halachic aspects of traditional customs and prayers of Sabbath including Kiddush; the Sabbath meals; traditional Sabbath foods; Zemiros; blessings after the meal; Havdalah; Melaveh Malkah. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: Fluency in reading and understanding Yiddish.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Law, Religion, or Sociology (5/23).