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ETH 304 Advanced Jewish Ethics IV


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Jerusalem, Israel

April 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: interpret and analyze Mishnaic Hebrew; identify the primary character traits and ethical lessons being emphasized in each Mishna; analyze the Mishna from the various viewpoints leading to a variety of different applications as taught by a diverse range of both early and contemporary commentaries; apply the axioms from Pirkei Avos to modern day issues; and derive an ethical decision based upon the wisdom of the Sages and identify the source.


Major topics include: important character traits, who is a wise man? the importance of minor mitzvos, the value of every person, humility, desecration of g-d’s name, overconfidence in judging, follow the Torah, wealth, pure motivation, honoring students and teachers, the value of a good reputation, living in a place of Torah, suffering, repentance and good deeds, jealousy and seeking honor.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/23).