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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Jewish History - Center for Academic and Religious Excellence

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Length:

Varies.

Dates:

June 2015 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: examine the causes of the fall of Judea to Babylonia; describe the growth of the Jewish community in Israel during the Second Temple Era; analyze the conflict between the Greco – Roman culture versus Jewish law and tradition; and identify the leading personalities of the time and explore their influence on historical events and developments; and delineate the causes of the fall of Judea to Rome.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this exam, students study the following topics: the end of the First Temple Era; new beginnings in the land of Israel; the downfall of Babylonia and the rise of Greece; the conflict between Hellenist culture and Jewish tradition; the leaders of the Jewish community and their impact on the community in Israel; the rise of Rome; the war against the Jews; and the end of the Second Temple era.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (6/15).

Location:

Proficiency examination administered at the Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Length:

Varies.

Dates:

June 2015 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: identify the major events that took place in the history of the Jewish nation from 1648 to 1948 and discuss their impact on Jewish History; describe the various laws that were promulgated against the Jews during this period and their impact; differentiate between the various religious movements and groups within the Jewish nation, and their impact on Jewish History; discuss the oppression of the Jews in various countries in Europe; research the wars of this period culminating in the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust, and the cultural impact of these events on the Jewish people; and discuss the War of Independence and the formation of the State of Israel.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this exam, students study the following topics: the pogroms of 1648-1649 (Tach v’Tat); Shabtai Tzvi and his impact on the Jewish community; the Enlightment; Moses Mendolsohn; the Reform movement and its effects; the French Revolutioin and its impact on the Jewish community; Napoleon - his reforms and their effects; the response to reform – Chassidim; Misnagdim - the Russian Pale of Settlement; anti-Semitism and the Czar; the Mussar movement; emigration to America; Zionism; World War I and its aftermath; the Holocaust; and the State of Israel.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Jewish History, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (6/15).

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