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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

HIS 301 Medieval Jewish History


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc. Jerusalem, Israel

April 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine and discuss Jewish History within World History, utilizing primary and secondary texts and documents and identify the impact of major world events on the Jews including rise of other religions, renaissance, emancipation, revolutions, persecutions, and changes arising from political, social, and economic developments and mass movements.


In order to prepare for this exam, students study the following topics: the end of the First Temple Era, new beginnings in the land of Israel, the downfall of Babylonia and the rise of Greece, the conflict between Hellenist culture and Jewish tradition, leaders of the Jewish community and their impact on the community in Israel, the rise of Rome; the war against the Jews, and the end of the Second Temple era. Other topics include the Geonim, the rise of Islam, The Golden Age of Spain, the Rif, the Rambam, Rashi, the Crusades, the Ramban, the last Rishonim, and Anshei Hachein.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jewish History, History, or Religion (1/23).