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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Law: Laws of Ritual Behavior I (JL121)

Formerly Jewish Law: Hilchot Netilat Yadayim (JL121); Hilchos Netilas Yadayim [JL121]

Version 1 and 2: 47.5 hours (19 weeks).

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.

Version 1: September 2000 - December 2016. Version 2: January 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of the laws of meals in the area of washing one's hands before a meal and the grace after meals, as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; discuss the various categories of the relevant biblical commandments and examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah


Version 1 and 2: This course is a study and analysis of the laws of meals using the text of Mishnah B'rurah by the early twentieth century author Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radun. Topics include: reasons for washing before partaking in bread; washing for fruits; the vessel used in washing; amount of water needed; dipping one's hands in a pool; cases where water is not available; the blessing on the bread.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01) (5/06 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (1/17 revalidation) (1/22 revalidation).