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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: Laws of Shabbat I (REL206)

Formerly Studies in Jewish Law: Laws of Shabbat I (REL308)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Proficiency exam: 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
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and define the major categories of melachah*; distinguish the principles behind each melachah and apply them to a broad range of situations; and compare and contrast diverse opinions as they pertain to the Laws of Shabbat as discussed in contemporary sources.


Major topics include: Biblical source of melochos; categories of forbidden melachos; av and toldah; d’oraisa and d’rabbanan; melechs machsheves; psik reisha; plowing; planting; harvesting; gathering; threshing; winnowing; grinding; kneading; dyeing; cutting to size; cooking; yad soledes bo; ma’achal ben Drusa’I; kli rishon, sheni and shlishi; bein hashmashos. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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