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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 Thought: Shaarei T'shuvah (JT351)

41.75 hours (19 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 2001 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the principles and philosophy of repentance and religion, as well as the various categories of Biblical commandments.


A study and analysis of Shaarei T'shuvah by the medieval author and philosopher Rabbi Yonah of Geronah. The course covers an overview of the commandments, origin of repentance, an analysis of the requirements of repentance, and a detailed breakdown of the twenty principles of repentance. Topics include: Rabbeinu Yonah, the man and his times; background to Shaarei T'shuvah; Biblical origins t'shuva; individual obligation to repent; twenty principles of repentance; regret; forsaking the sin; humility; confession; prayer; motivations to repentance; the ten days of repentance; nine considerations for immediate perfection; the commandments; rabbinical edicts; honoring one's parents; interest and usury; giving proper advice.

Credit recommendation: 

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