Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Philosophy: Interpersonal Relationships (PHI373)


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: identify, describe, interpret and analyze the Biblical and Rabbinic sources regarding the traits that lie at the heart of interpersonal relationships, demonstrate skills in analyzing works of Jewish philosophy as well as Biblical, Rabbinical, medieval and modern sources which elucidate these themes.


Major topics include Holiness, impact of the mitzvos of interpersonal relationships on individuals and on nation, employee/employer relationships, effects of anger, balancing physicality and spirituality, leaders and leadership, hierarchy and unity, thanking G-d for the bad, truth, forgiveness, potential destructiveness of speech. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation.

Prerequisites: Three courses in Philosophy or Religion. 

Credit recommendation: 

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