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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

Issues in Contemporary Halachic Literature (REL299)


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: articulate Rabbinic views on selected contemporary halachic issues of particular relevance to Jewish women; decode primary sources; discern the basis of halachic decisions; integrate and apply real-life applications of halachic sources; use their knowledge to study new halachic topics taught in the course; discuss new issues that arise in the future that relate to course topics and  apply halachic decisions to new situations.


Major topics include: Metzuveh v’oseh and eino metzuveh v’oseh; d’lo mafkidna v’avidna; hedyot; making a blessing on non-obligatory mitzvahs; time-bound positive mitzvahs; lo Tikrevu L’galot Ervah; niddah; ervah; dat Yehudit; kalta; “There is no custodian against immorality”; preventive measures. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of fundamental Jewish concepts in Law and Philosophy.

Credit recommendation: 

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