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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Philosophy: Minchat Chinuch (J351)

Formerly Jurisprudence: Minchat Chinuch (J351)
24.5 hours (18 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
August 2001 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze topics in Jewish Law and practice with focus on its Biblical and Rabbinic origins; think critically about how the law is applied in particular circumstances; develop techniques for advanced analysis of the philosophy of Jewish Law; and develop an understanding of the history, sources, and methodology of Jewish Law and Jurisprudence.

This course is a study of the origins of Jewish Law using the text of Minchat Chinuch. Topics include: the blowing of the shofar; writing of a Torah Scroll; circumcision; the establishment of the New Moon; protecting one's life by killing; honoring one's parents; the eating of the Pascal lamb; the kingdom of Judah; the building of the Altar in theTabernacles.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/02) (2/08 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation) (1/22 revalidation).