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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

History of the Jewish Community in the Land of Israel (HIS337)


39 hours (13 weeks).

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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, or Sociology (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).