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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience
Jewish Thought: Mesilat Yesharim (JT341)
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 2000 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the principles and philosophy of the fundamental traits needed to attain holiness, analyze the positive and negative aspects of these traits; develop an appreciation for areas of Jewish thought; and assess the relevancy of moral and ethical principles delineated in the text to various contemporary social issues and personality development.
This course is a study and analysis of the sequence of traits leading to holiness using the text of Mesilat Yesharim. Topics include: introduction to the author and text; the study of ethics; righteousness versus wisdom; purpose of creation; man's goal in this world; physical and spiritual nature of man; true perfection; the world to come; watchfulness; self-evaluation.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/01) (5/06 revalidation) (1/17 revalidation) (1/22 revalidation).