Course syllabus / YU only
¶Course Description: This course will focus on the laws that govern daily Jewish prayer. We will
study relevant topics including a woman’s obligation in prayer (ex. Must I daven all of
Shacharit?), appropriate locations for prayer (ex. Can I daven in my bedroom?) and times for
prayer (ex. Do I have to wake up before noon on Sunday?). We will also study the philosophical
underpinnings of prayer from the selected works of Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Rabbi
Shimshon Pincus and Rabbi Shimon Schwab.
¶Course Goal & Objectives: The goal and objective of this course is to study a host of important
topics that relate to the laws and philosophy of prayer. Through rigorous analytical study,
students will develop a deeper appreciation for the halakhic system that guides our daily prayer
Goldberg, Z. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: JUDS 1202: Laws and philosophy of Jewish prayer.
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