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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Pirchei Shoshanim | Evaluated Learning Experience

Studies in Jewish Law: Laws of the Four Species (JLAW 309)

Formerly Studies in Jewish Law: Laws of the Four Species (JLAW 0009)

80 hours.

Various, distance learning format.

July 2007 - June 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate mastery of the laws as outlined in the Shulchan Aruch pertaining to the requirement to take the four species (palm branch, citron, myrtle leaves and willow) on the festival of Sukkot and develop the ability to extrapolate from the studied material to draw precedents that apply to contemporary questions not covered within the traditional halachic literature.


The course is taught in an online format based on a guided self-study model. Students receive lessons on various topics twice a week. Lessons focus on selected halachic texts, primarily the Shulchan Aruch and emphasize the understanding halachic methodology and practical applications.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Advanced Hebrew Language, Advanced Hebrew Literature, Sociology, History of Law, Judaic Studies, Rabbinic Literature, Religion, or Philosophy of Religion (7/12) (11/17 revalidation).