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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

Advanced Topics in Jewish Philosophy (PHI320)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - August 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop a rigorous methodology for analyzing and locating issues and views within the matrix of Jewish philosophy and historiography, and articulate the response of historical Judaism to the challenge of modernity.


Major topics covered in the course are: the Oral Law and Rabbinical authority; analysis of critique of nontraditional trends in Judaism; immanental and eschatological aspects of Divinity and the relation of Torah to the physical world: contrasting views up until contemporary times; Jewish thought and commentary on modern anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; the issue of Da'as Torah in its historical and modern expressions; parameters of traditional Jewish faith in the contemporary world. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).