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Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Ethics of the Fathers (PHI280)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Self-study format: 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
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the ethical, moral and theological teachings represented in the Avot tract and the various interpretations reflected in the commentaries and works of Jewish thought, read, translate and compare primary Judaic sources related to the Tractate.
Major topics taught in this course include: transmission of Torah, students, reward and punishment, chessed, particularism and universalism, meaning in challenges, the influence of surroundings, judging others favorably, jealousy, greed, the value of every person and every event. Interpersonal relationships, speech and silence in communication, gratitude, charity, altruism, selfishness, humility, asceticism, spirituality, Judicial ethics, Theodicy, eschatology. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 3 semester hours in Philosophy, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).