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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Law (402): Kosher Guidelines


Various; distance learning format.

Various; distance learning format.

July 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: list the sources from the Torah for the dietary laws of the Israelites; detail the signs and categories different animals fall into; apply lessons from the course to understanding and living a Kosher lifestyle in the modern world; and detail different customs and traditions found throughout different schools of thought amongst various schools of Torah law.


This is an in-depth study of the Books of the Shulchan Aruch, with a focus on the laws of mixing meat and milk. Students apply lessons taught by various sources from classical and modern commentaries. Focus is on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes: proper preparation of an animal, different parts of an animal; disease and quality control amongst animals; wine, milk and bread derived from non-Torah observant individuals; and detailed rectifications for the mixing of kosher and non-kosher food items and utensils. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, or Religion (7/18) (7/23 revalidation).