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Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Construction (JLaw 340)
Formerly The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Construction (Jewish Law 340)
Varies; self-study format.
Various; distance learning format.
Version 1: December 2011 - June 2022. Version 2: July 2022 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the underlying principles of the laws and customs concerning the Sabbath; describe their impact on Sabbath behavior; and apply the principles to practical situations. Version 2: Same as Version 1 with additional outcomes: students will be able to: describe relevant laws of constructions: conduct an in depth analysis of the connection between construction performed in the Tabernacle and modern day construction; explain the spiritual significance of the day of rest and its meaning in Jewish law, thought and history; and analyze the activity of Makeh B'patish and its implications.
Version 1: The Laws of the Sabbath: The Order of Construction (Jewish Law 340) includes an extensive study-guide and required readings with a final exam administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: writing, erasing, building, demolishing, the final hammer blow, kindling a fire, using electricity, extinguishing a fire, and transferring objects. Version 2: Same topics as Version 1 including additional reading materials representing multiple perspectives.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/12) (3/17 revalidation). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (7/22 revalidation).