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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

Midrashic and Aggadic Literature (REL338)


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: discuss and analyze the distinctive elements of midrashic literature and the principles on which they are based; compare various midrashic types and historical approaches to the interpretation of aggadah and midrash, and demonstrate advanced skills in midrashic analysis.


Major topics include: attitudes toward midrashic and aggadic literature, literary forms in aggadic literature, rabbinic theology as reflected in the Midrash, esotericism and exotericism in aggadic literature, and a survey of major works of literature. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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