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Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Thought: Shaarei T'shuvah (JT321)

Formerly Jewish Thought: Shaarei T'shuvah (P111, P311)
15 hours (13 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 1998 - July 2003.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Discuss the notion of repentance, as well as the various categories of Biblical commandments.

A study and analysis of Shaarei T'shuvah by the medieval author and ethicist 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 to t'shuvah; 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.

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