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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 the Sabbath (Jewish Law 201)


Varies; self-study format.

Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States

October 2010 - May 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read and understand the Hebrew text of the classic law text, express an understanding of the concepts and principles of the laws of Sabbath; analyze opposing viewpoints and understand how the Mishna Berura decided to follow a particular view; express the conclusions of the Mishna Berura and be able to apply those conclusions to practical and modern day situations.


Classroom-based instruction administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies at the Yeshiva Bircas Hatorah. The Jewish Law 201 course explores law theory and practical laws of the Sabbath through careful study of the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura. Students read the Hebrew text of the Shulchan Aruch, Rama, and Mishna Berura. Topics include: laws of carrying on the Sabbath, Muktzeh, carrying through other objects; Sabbath toiletries; doors and pegs; building and wrecking; building tents; and trapping.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower/upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies (2/11).