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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

Jewish Philosophy: Rambam's Thirteen Principles (PHI399)


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
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, exhibit perception of Rambam's formulation of the principles, and the influence of the principles on contemporary discussions, as well as appraise the theological and ethical ideas expressed in the principles, as discussed in other works of Jewish thought; correlate the discussion of Maimonides’s principles with other works of Jewish thought; appraise the original writings of other notable Jewish philosophers.


Major topics include Rambam's Thirteen Principles, the principles themselves as the basis of Jewish faith, related theological and philosophical issues. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation. Prerequisite: 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, Theology, or Religion (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).