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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 205 Deuteronomy I and II

Formerly JBS 205 Deuteronomy I; JBS 205 Deuteronomy 1


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

June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: enumerate and discuss the commandments reviewed by Moses in Deuteronomy; describe Moses’s plea to enter the land of Israel and G-d’s response; review and discuss the Ten Commandments; identify the signs of kosher animals and fish; explain and discuss the meaning and significance of Shema; describe Moses’s parting words to the Jewish nation and his subsequent death; and interpret the song of Ha’azinu.


Guided by the classical Rashi commentary, students study the following topics: appointment of judges over the Jewish people; preliminary battles before entering the land of Israel; the cities of refuge; the Ten Commandments; review of events that took place in the desert; warning of possible temptations in Israel; commandments to treat one’s fellow man humanely; the holidays of Passover, Shavuos, Succoth; forbidden marriages and divorce; the song of Ha’azinu; Moshe’s last exhortations and blessing of the Jewish people; and the death of Moses.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hour in Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Biblical Studies, or Religious Studies (6/15) (4/21 revalidation).