Jewish Law (405): Jewish High Holidays

· 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 various High Holidays of the Jewish people, as well as their sources in the Torah; compare and contrast the nature of these Holidays during the time of the Temple of Solomon and throughout the exile; and apply moral and life lessons taught by the Holidays; and detail customs and traditions unique to each Holiday. 


This is an in-depth study of the Shulchan Aruch, with a focus on the High Holidays of The New Year and the Day of Atonement. Students apply lessons taught by various sources from classical and modern commentaries. Focus is on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes: sources of the laws of the High Holidays; the nature of the relationship between the Creator and the people of Israel during the High Holidays; and the specific customs and traditions for each holiday amongst both the Sefardic and Ashkenazi communities. 

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 61 Topics