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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

Topics from the Haftarot (REL296)

Formerly Topics in Prophets (REL296)

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: identify Biblical sources and articulate concepts derived from various Haftorah readings (selected sections from Prophets which are read from a separate scroll immediately following the reading of the Torah portion of the week); connect the themes in the Haftorah with their corresponding Torah portions; identify and relate the singular themes in the special Haftorot with their calendar dates; and compare and contrast various schools of thought regarding the Haftorah.


Major topics include the history of Haftaroth; prophetic promises; chronology of later prophets; blessings over the Haftara; power of repentance; importance of prayer; chessed; ongoing anti-Semitism; identity of Ovadia; nature and historical arc of Edom; requirements for prophecy; Jeremiah’s life and his rebuke; purity; tithes, testing G-d and belief in reward and punishment; Malachi’s historical context. 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 Prophets, Hebraic/Judaic Studies, Bible or Religion (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).