Courses

Courses

Courses in English - 2019/20 School Year

 

Abrahamic Religions

1. Reuven Amitai. Christians, Jews, Samaritans, Muslims: Cultural Encounters and

   Religious conversion in Medieval Palestine

2. Davif Flatto. Covenantal Idea in Jewish Thought

3. Oded Irshai and Paula Fredrikson. Contesting the Land: Late Antiquity Jews and

    Christians in Roman Palestine in Dialogue and Polemics (HU calendar)

4. Eli Lederhendler. Religion and Politics in American Jewry

5. Nili Wazana. Hevel: Studies in the Book of Quhelet

6. Esther Chazon. The Dead Sea Scrolls

7. Daniel Schwartz. From Pompey to the Destruction of the Second Temple: Rome,

   Judea and Josephus

8. Ron Shaham. Islam: Belief, Law, and State (Rothberg)

9. Maren Neihoff, Origen's newly discovered Homilies on Psalms in Late Antique

   Palaestinailies (HU calendar)

10. Wayne Horowitz, Astronomy & Historiography in Ancient Near East (HU calendar)

11. Yossi Garfinkel, Judah’s: The First Two Hundred Years (HU calendar)

 

 

Israel Studies

1. Jonathan Dekel-Chen. Kibbutz: Beginnings, Glory, the End?

2. Abigail Jacobson. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

3. Tamar Hess. Ethnic Memory in Israeli Literature

4. Noam Gal. The Problem of Place in Israeli Art

 

(Courses in this cluster available through the Faculty of Social Sciences)

5. Arie Kacowicz, Negotiating Middle East Peace  

6. Laura Verton, Religion and State in Israel: Historical and Philosophical

   Perspectives

7. Yuval Benziman, Dialogue, Narratives, Identities and Conflict Resolution

 

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Courses that run according with HU calendar end in mid-late June. Students from the following North American Universities: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Berkeley, Stanford and Toronto, as well as those from Oxford University, are eligible to enroll even if they expect to leave the country earlier and miss the last two or three classes. They will require to submit instead a short assignment.  

 

Courses in English - 202021 School Year

 

 

Semester

Degree**

Title of Course

Teacher’s Name

Abrahamic Religions

2

MA

The Septuagint of Ezra and Nehemiah

Prof. Michael Segal

2

MA

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Prof. Esther Chazon

2

MA

Monarchy in Classical Jewish Thought

Prof. David Flatto

2

MA

Paradise in Judaism and Christianity

Dr. Yonatan Moss

2

MA

The 60s, the Jews, and American Society

Prof. Eli Lederhendler  

1

MA

The Philosophy of Modern Orthodox Judaism

Prof. Arnold Davidson

2

MA

Paul as a Jewish Thinker: New Questions and New Answers

Prof. Maren Niehoff

2

MA

The Quest for Jewish Folklore

Dr. Dani Schrire

2

BA

Comparative Semitic Linguistics

Prof. Steve Fassberg

1

BA

Topics in Jewish Political Thought

Prof. David Flatto

1

BA

Rome and the Jews in the Imperial Period

Dr. Yakir Paz

1

BA

Anthropological Perspectives on Islam in Indonesia

Dr. Mirjam Lucking

2

BA

Psalms from the Second Temple Period

Prof. Esther Chazon

Israel Studies

2

MA

Why Jerusalem: Jerusalem in Israeli Poetry

Dr. Tamar Hess

2

MA

Jews in Israel and the Diaspora: A Comparative Approach

Ms. Nadia Beider

2

BA

Religion and State in Israel: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

*Dr. Laura Wharton

2

BA

Negotiating Middle East Peace

*Prof. Arie Kacowicz

2

BA

Critical Approaches to Security Studies

*Dr. Yehonatan Abramson

 

*Courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HU.

**BA courses are open to graduate students upon approval from the teacher.

 

Information on language courses for incoming students

Visiting students are most welcome to join language courses at the Hebrew University Language Center. The Language Center offers courses in eight modern languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Arabic (MSA).  Learning outcomes correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), reflecting what learners can do in the language. All courses are conducted exclusively in the target language, and equal emphasis is placed on reception and on production.

All inquiries regarding course credit and transcripts should be directed to the relevant coordinator of the host degree-program.

Prerequisites for every language course are listed in the course catalogue. Visiting students with prior knowledge should consult with the Language Center regarding placement.

Email: language.center@mail.huji.ac.il

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