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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Elementary Jewish History: Post-Temple Period (History 102)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Students are required to display a broad knowledge of the history of the Jewish people from the establishment of the Sanhedrin in Yavna until the beginning of the Babylonian community; major Jewish leaders, the Sanhedrin, diaspora Jewry and the community in Israel, Roman emperors and subjugation, the Bar Kochba revolt, compilation of the Mishnah, the community of Babylon, among other related topics.

Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences.  Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The course focuses on post-temple chronology, the beginnings of the diaspora, major figures of the Jewish people and their host nations, influences of the host nations and their religions, economic and religious survival and the development of the Mishnah.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (8/08) (3/17 revalidation) (3/22 revalidation).