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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 Shema I (Jewish Law 110, 210)

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

August 1995 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 110: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing prayer and the recital of kriyas shema as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 58-72; 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; read and analyze any section of the Mishnah Berurah. Jewish Law 210: In addition to Jewish Law 110, 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.


Jewish Law 110 and Jewish Law 210: 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 pertaining to kriyas shema. Topics include: Time for shema; laws of the blessings; kavanah for shema; details of the recitation; geulah and tefillah; and exemptions from the obligation of shema. 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 110: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion. Jewish Law 210: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 110 or Jewish Law 210.