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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: Economics and Business (REL337)


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, illustrate and summarize classic and modern Jewish principles of the legal system, economics and business; categorize and analyze the underlying Jewish legal, ethical and theological principles relevant to modern commercial activity; and apply these principles to a broad range of business transactions.


Major topics include: Judaic business ethics, mediation and arbitration, courts, Hin tzedek, lifne ivver, ona’at devarim, genevat da’at, lifnim mi-shurat ha-din, dina de-bar mitzra, ercha’ot,  dina d’malchuta dina, advertising, keeping one’s word, advertising, minhag cahssidus, misaya yidei ovrei aveirah, takanas Ezra, neshekh and tarbit, tzedakka, ribit ketzutzah and avak ribit, market prices, cash or credit, shemittah, yovel and pruzb,ul, hetter iska, employee integrity, employer integrity, working conditions, copyrights, goniff or gazlan. 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, Business Law, or Ethics (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).