Jewish Law (404): Blessings

· July 24, 2020


Various; distance learning format.


Self study, self-paced.


July 2018 – Present.  Instructional delivery format: Proficiency exam

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: list the sources in the Torah where the laws of Blessings are derived from; detail the various food categories that exist and the appropriate blessings for each; apply the principles of blessings to everyday life; and analyze how to handle complex food scenarios and forgotten blessings.


This is an in-depth study of the Shulchan Aruch, with a focus on the different commentaries from both Sefardic and Ashkenazi communities. Students apply lessons taught by various sources including modern codifiers of law. Focus is on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes: sources of the blessings; the order of blessings; different categories of blessings; reciting blessings on behalf of others; and rectifying errors made when blessing. 

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.

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