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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Law I (Jewish Law 101, 201)

26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
August 1995 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law I  (Jewish Law 101): Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws discussing the area of Jewish Law as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah; examine the guiding principles of the law in order to understand how the principles logically necessitate the details of the law; use the Mishnah Berurah as a guide to daily Jewish life; and read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law I (Jewish Law 201) : In addition to Jewish Law I 101, students will be able to: master the wide range of halakhic literature in order to gain a deeper insight into the halakhic process; master the classic commentaries of the Shulchan Arukh; and develop techniques for advanced analysis of halakhic issues.


Students read and study the relevant section of Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah and necessary additional commentaries. Weekly lecture and peer study involve the appropriate chapters. NOTE: Students in both courses study the same course materials. While the scope of instruction is the same, the depth of study and nature of analysis depends upon which course students are enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 

Jewish Law I  (Jewish Law 101): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion. Jewish Law I  (Jewish Law 201): In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation) (3/17 revalidation) (6/22 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law I 101 or Jewish Law I 201. The course can be repeated multiple times as long as the section of Jewish Law is different. For example, Jewish Law 102 The Laws of Prayer does not overlap with Jewish Law 102 The Laws of Shema I.