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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; understand new issues that arise in the future that relate to course topics and demonstrate the ability to apply halachic decisions to new situations.


Major topics taught in this course 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).