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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 Tefillin and Morning Blessings (Jewish Law 113, 213)

26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.

August 1995 - August 2015. 

Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 113: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the recital of tefillin, morning blessings, and the blessings on the learning of Torah as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 25-47; 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 213: In addition to Jewish Law 113, 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 above chapters dealing with the laws pertaining to tefillin. Topics include: Laws of tefillin; morning blessings; Torah blessings. 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 the student is enrolled in.

Credit recommendation: 

Jewish Law 113: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 213: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (1/00) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 113 or Jewish Law 213.