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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Laws of Kashrus I (JLaw 390)

Formerly The Laws of Kashrus I (Jewish Law 390)

Varies; self-study format.  

Various; distance learning format.
December 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the categories of kosher and non-kosher foods in various categories and levels; distinguish between biblically proscribed non-kosher foods and foods prohibited by rabbinical decree; determine necessary rations for bitul; determine when/whether additions to mixtures changes the status of the mixture; determine when non-koshers tastes can be nullified; identify media that are capable of transferring tastes; identify heal levels required to transfer taste; define the theory of na"t bar na"t; and apply the practical ramifications of this rule.


The Laws of Kashrus I (Jewish Law 390) includes an extensive study-guide and required reading with a final exam administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include kosher versus non-kosher food and mixtures of kosher and non-kosher foods.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religion, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies (3/12) (3/17 revalidation) (7/22 revalidation).