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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Thought: Mesilat Yesharim (JT312)

Formerly Jewish Thought: Mesilat Yesharim (JT212)
15 hours (13 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 1998 - August 2000.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Discuss ethical concepts addressed in the text; explore various character traits discussed and analyzed in the text.

A study and analysis of Mesilat Yesharim by the eighteenth century Jewish thinker, playwright, and poet Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, as well as commentaries on the various concepts discussed. Topics include: zealousness; problems of laziness; acquiring zeal; natural aversion to exertion; fear of the future; temporary status in this world; guarding one's health; fear of danger; spiritual cleanliness; deceit; separation from worldly pleasures; overindulgence.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (6/99).