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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

Survey of Jewish Law: Man, Neighbor and Community (REL203)


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 flattery, respect for other people particularly the elderly, hospitality; providing for needy brides, visiting the sick, burial of the dead, honoring parents, resolving disputes, Midas Sedom; love and acceptance of converts, care and compassion for widows and orphans, and refraining from gossip and lashon hara. 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).