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Yeshivas Toras Moshe | Evaluated Learning Experience
Sabbath Laws I (Jewish Law 115, 215)
26 hours (26 weeks); in addition, 69 hours of supervised peer study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
August 1995 - August 2015.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Jewish Law 115: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 336-340; 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 215: In addition to Jewish Law 115, 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 the Sabbath. Topics include: Sabbath prohibition of using that which is attached to the ground; concept of psik reisha; sowing and harvesting; marith ayin; unintentional and inevitable outcomes; cleaning floors on the Sabbath; music on the Sabbath; muktza; riding animals; swimming; legal proceedings; shearing; personal hygiene on the Sabbath; writing and erasing; sewing and finishing objects; gathering; reaping; tearing; attaching objects. 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.
Jewish Law 115: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 215: 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 115 or Jewish Law 215.