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Laws of Blessings (JST-225)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

November 2020 - Present.

Subject Area:
Judaic Studies

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, analyze, interpret, and apply the theories they have learned in the area of Jewish blessings and will assess basic concepts related to blessings; identify major principles; analyze the underlying premises of the principal laws and customs; and apply them to varied and novel situations.

This is a distance learning course that covers blessing structure, blessings made in vain, the response of amen, discharging the obligation of others, initial blessings, sequence of blessings, principle versus subsidiary items, the status of staple foods, and the use of the general blessing of shehakol (the blessing recited over any food or drink that does not fall into a higher category of blessing).

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Anthropology, Judaic Studies, Sociology, or Religion (11/20).