Jewish Law (406): Jewish Fast Days

· 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 days of fast throughout the Jewish year; detail the reasons and sources for each fast; apply moral and life lessons taught by the historical events tied to each fast; and detail the laws and customs of each fast.


This is an in-depth study of the Shulchan Aruch, with a focus on the different fasts throughout the year. Students apply lessons taught by historical elements of each fast. Focus is on topics that include but are not limited to the following themes: names, periods, and lengths of each fast; the laws and traditions for each fast; the purpose of a fast in the eyes of The Creator; and the laws of exemptions and leniencies for each fast. 

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Hebrew Language.

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