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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 VI (Jewish Law 120, 220)

13 hours (13 weeks); in addition, 34 hours of supervised peer study.
Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel.
April 2001 - December 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Jewish Law 120: Discuss the laws governing the Sabbath as recorded in Shulchan Arukh and Mishnah Berurah, sections 320-321; 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 220: In addition to Jewish Law 120, 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.
The student reads and studies 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 covered include: Extracting juices on the Sabbath; categories of fruits; squeezing other materials; coloring and dyeing various materials; grinding foods; vegetables vs. other materials; kneading; definition and materials; use of medication. 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 120: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion; or Jewish Law 220: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Judaic Studies, or Religion (12/01). NOTE: Credit should be awarded for either Jewish Law 120 or Jewish Law 220.