Skip to main content
National College Credit Recommendation Service
Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Advanced Topics in Blessings-Part I (JST 350)
Formerly Advanced Topics in Blessings-Part I (Jewish Studies 350)
Advanced Topics in Blessings-Part I (Jewish Thought 350)
Varies; self-study format.
Various; distance learning format.
Version 1: October 2010 - June 2022. Version 2: July 2022 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply theoretical law in the following areas of the laws of blessings: underlying meanings and reasons for blessings; principles of saying the name of God; saying amen; principles of intention; using non-Hebrew language; joint responsibility; blessings are inappropriate; sequence of blessings; and loss of connection to blessings. Version 2: Same as Version 1 with additional outcomes: students will be able to: identify on a pictorial display the amount of food or drink necessary to consume to be obligated in the after blessing or the grace said after meals and analyze the meaning of blessings; and discuss what constitutes an interruption in a meal or blessing sequence.
Version 1: The final examination assesses students' ability to express in-depth knowledge about the Jewish laws and customs concerning blessings; understanding of concepts related to blessings; identify major principles; analyze underlying premises of the principles laws and customs and apply them to novel situations. Version 2: Reading materials were added representing a variety of sources and multiple perspectives; study materials were added.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11) (3/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation). Version 2: In the upper division degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/22 administrative review).