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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

JBS 307 Megilas Esther

Location: 

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

Length: 

Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Dates: 

September 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: discuss the spiritual level of the Jews in Persia before, during, and after the period covered in Megilas Esther; analyze the hidden role of Hashem in Jewish history, focusing on the events of Megilas Esther; discuss the qualities of Mordechai and Esther; view the events of Megilas Esther within the script and context of Jewish history; describe the role of the minor characters in the outcome of Megilas Ether; discuss the impact of the events in Megilas Esther on the historical role of the Jewish nation.

Instruction: 

In order to prepare for this exam, the students will cover the following topics: the party of King Achashverosh, its purpose and goals vis-à-vis the Jewish people; Vashti’s refusal to appear and consequences of her refusal; the search for a new queen and Esther’s abduction; Bigsan and Seresh’s treason and Mordechai and Esther’s intervention; Haman’s downfall and the victory of the Jews; Mordechai’s rise to power.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Bible Studies, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (9/16).

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