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History - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the major figures and events that relate to the return to Zion and discuss the factors that led to the establishment of a sovereign, modern independent state under Jewish rule and analyze the development of a return to Zion movement and link it to seemingly unrelated historical events as well as the extent to which certain figures had major influence.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Instruction includes a history of the recreation of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel beginning with the first returnees in the aftermath of the Crusades and culminating with the establishment of the Modern State of Israel. Emphasis is placed on investigating the nature of the historical issues and personalities who played a significant role in the development of the community and the direction in which it eventually evolved. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: Introduction to Jewish History. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in History (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

42 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:
September 2009 - Present
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss decisive events and personalities in Jewish history from the third through the twentieth century and their historical and philosophical context as part of wider global historical events; discuss the development of Jewish literary and intellectual creativity with particular emphasis on Halachic literature across the last 1,800 years; discuss the authorship of major works of Jewish scholarship in that period; and discuss how the issues, movements and ideas shaping the Jewish world arose in a larger historical context.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Topics include: the creation and function of the Mishna and Talmud, the era of the Geonim, the formation of Sefardi and Ashkenazi Jewry, the Golden Age of Spain, the Halachic Codification of Talmudic law, the Crusades, Peshat versus Drash and Rationalist versus Non-Rationalist approaches, Expulsions of the 14th and 15th century, Maimonidean controversy, Lurianic Kabbalist thought, commentators on the Shulchan Aruch, false Messiahs and their effect on the modern Jewish world, Reform and Enlightenment, the philosophy of Rav S.R. Hirsch, the emergence of Chassidut, Haskala, the Yeshiva and Mussar movements, Zionism, etc. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: Introdction to Jewish History. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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