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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

Jurisprudence: Laws and Customs of Marriage (J312)

Formerly Jurisprudence: Laws and Customs of Marriage (J112)
15 hours (13 weeks).
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland, 91 West Carlton Road, Suffern, New York.
September 1998 - July 2002.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Discuss the intricate laws and customs of the Jewish marriage process from the engagement until after the seven-day post-nuptial celebration period; discuss the various customs of different Jewish groups; prepare applicable texts from halachic sources.

A study of the laws and customs of a wedding ceremony and the seven-day subsequent celebration period. Topics include: the wedding; the escorts; laws of a mourner; emptying the pockets during the ceremony; placing ashes on the forehead of the groom; the witnesses; testimony; the ring; a gold or silver ring; language of marriage; reading of the ketubah; breaking of the glass.

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