Our Department's primary purpose is to train scholars in the areas of Jewish literature, religion, history, and thought who have mastered both a body of knowledge relating specifically to Jewish studies and the canons and practices of a general academic discipline.
Courses are offered in biblical studies; postbiblical and Talmudic literature; medieval and modern Hebrew literature; history of the Jews in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods; Jewish philosophy, religious expression, and mysticism; Israel studies; and related fields. Course offerings are frequently augmented by outstanding visiting scholars from Israel. Many courses involve the reading of Hebrew texts, and some are conducted in Hebrew. Students structure individual programs according to their areas of interest.
The Department is accepting Fall 2021 applications for the PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and all MA programs.
Please note, however, that the joint Hebrew and Judaic Studies/History PhD program will not be accepting applications for Fall 2021. We expect to resume with applications for Fall 2022 and applications for this program will be available in September 2021. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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