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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

Studies in Jewish Law: Blessings (REL232) or Survey of Jewish Law: Blessings (REL 232)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Proficiency exam/ Distance/Hybrid: Varies; self-study format.  

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: explain and apply the laws of blessings with their rational and halakhic sources and refer to relevant primary and secondary halachic sources using textual skills in decoding classical halachic texts.


Major topics include: general principles of blessings, formal structures of blessings, Biblical and Talmudic sources of blessings, sequence of blessings, diverse types of blessings, and blessings for life cycle events. Recitation of blessings in various situations (e.g. for another person, in vain, having forgotten to bless, change of place whilst eating).  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 Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).