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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

Modern Jewish History (HIS318)


39 hours (13 weeks). 

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - August 2015.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss decisive events and personalities in modern Jewish history and articulate the central ideological, social, and intellectual developments in various Jewish communities, in the context of larger historical currents of the Modern Era.


This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Topics covered are: the Cossack pogroms and false Messiahs; the Enlightenment and the reform; Chassidim and Misnagdim; the Yeshivas and the Mussar movement; Russian oppression and migration to America; Zionism; Eastern European Haskala and social revolution; anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; the State of Israel; American Jewry; and biographies of major figures and rabbinic leaders. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Modern Jewish History, History, Judaic/Hebraic Studies (10/10).