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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

Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Jewish Prayer (PHI374)


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 the philosophical and theological centrality of prayer; translate complex language, analyze specific parts of the prayers and connect them to central themes of prayer; and master pertinent laws and their conceptual underpinnings.


Major topics include: careful examinations of the texts of prayers; the purpose of prayer; intention and devotion during prayer; the Morning Prayer: its components, themes and laws. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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