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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 I and II

Formerly JBS 307 Megilas Esther

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

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

September 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students 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; and discuss the impact of the events in Megilas Esther on the historical role of the Jewish nation.


In order to prepare for this exam, 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; and 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) (4/21 revalidation).