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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

Laws of Blessings (Jewish Law 121)

13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.

April 2004 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the substance and essence of the text of the Shulchan Arukh Orach Chaim and Mishnah Berurah, sections 202-205; apply analytical skills to follow the development of the halakhic process; and apply the knowledge gained to specific halakhic problems.


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 above chapters dealing with the Laws of Brachos. Topics include: Law of Brachos with a focus on the bracha rishonah; fruits, vegetables; seeds; unrecognizable ingredients; raw and cooked vegetables; affect of norms of consumption on the blessings as well as other topics concerning the bracha rishonah.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies or Religion (6/05) (6/10 Administrative Review).