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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Thought: Shaarei T'shuvah (JT352)

41.75 hours (19 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
February 2002 - 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;discuss the principles and philosophy of repentance and religion; analyze numerous rabbinic statements regarding sin and repentance found in classical Jewish literature; develop an appreciation for areas of Jewish thought; and discuss the categories of the relevant biblical commandments and rabbinic ordinances.


This course is 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: charity; soothsaying; oppressing; taking bribes; forfeiting one's portion in the world to come; excision; four categories of those who cannot greet the countenance of G-d; slanderers; liars; flattery; six categories of slanderers; analogy between a physical illness and a spiritual illness; atonement; confession.

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).