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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

Principles of Jewish Belief: Contemporary Polemics (PHI417)


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
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the case for the existence of G-d and attendant aspects of the Jewish faith doctrine argued in rationalist terms and present and defend the substantive argumentation of opposing positions and the problematic ramifications of a faith commitment.


Major topics include arguments for the belief in G-d and arguments for Divine origin of Torah. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Philosophy, Religion, or Hebraic/Judaic Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).