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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

Sabbath Laws V (Jewish Law 119, 219)

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

August 2000 - August 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Jewish Law 119: 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 with the commentary of the Mishnah Berurah, sections 318-319; apply analytical skills to follow the development of the halakhic process and apply the knowledge gained to specific halakhic problems. Jewish Law 219: In addition to Jewish Law 119, students will be able to utilize in a more complete fashion the full range of commentary in the understanding of the text; use advanced techniques in analysis of 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 pertaining to cooking and selection on the Sabbath. Topics include: cooking on the Sabbath with special regard to categories of fluids and vessels; insulation; recooking and reheating; indirect sources of heat; laws of selection; the three conditions; defining mixtures;and  use of special instruments. 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 119: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 219: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Judaic Studies, or Religion (12/01) (1/07 revalidation) (3/12 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 119 or Jewish Law 219.