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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 the Writings of Luzatto II (PHI396)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - August 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the author's systematic exposition of the basic concepts of Judaism in the work of Derech Hashem as well as his Biblical and Rabbinic sources and references.


This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics covered in the course are: the systematic approach to philosophic teachings, the Creator, the purpose of creation, man, free will, the commandments, the essence of sin, and the spiritual realm. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation. Prerequisite: Studies in the Writings of Luzatto I (PHI377). 

Credit recommendation: 

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