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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 in Mishna Brura I (REL282)

Formerly Topics in Mishna Brura I (REL382)

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
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: dissect the subtleties and underlying principles of selected topics by analyzing classical Halachic sources -- the Shulchan Aruch and the Mishna Berurah -- with an emphasis on deriving practical conclusions and understanding halachic methodology and decipher and analyze the text of the Shulchan Aruch and the Mishna Berurah.


Major topics include the laws of washing hands in the morning; tzitzis; tallis; blessings on Torah; Shema; reading from the Torah; blessings after eating; muktzeh; trapping on Shabbos; Pesach; Sukkos; sukkahs. 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).