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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

A Survey of Jewish History: The Destruction of the Second Temple to the Establishment of the State of Israel (History 101)


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

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
October 2006 - 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 destruction of the second temple until the establishment of the State of Israel; post- destruction existence in Israel, settlement in Babylon, development of the Talmud, influences of Rome, Christianity and Islam, transition to Spain and Europe, Pale of Settlement, Chassidic movement, reformation, Zionism, etc .

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 major population movements, economic and religious survival, influences of the host nations, chronology and basic geography, development of the Talmud and it commentaries and major figures during these eras.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in History, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (12/06) (3/12 revalidation) (3/17 revalidation) (3/22 revalidation).