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 - 2020/21 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.

 

Courses in English - 2021/22 School Year

 

 

Comments

Semester

Degree

Title of Course

Teacher’s Name

 

Abrahamic Religions

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Biblical Court Tales

Prof. Michael Segal

HU calendar

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

The Covenantal Idea in Jewish Thought

Prof. David Flatto

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

The Economy and Social Structure of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

Dr. Igor Kreimerman

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

MA

Hazor: 'Head of all Those Kingdoms

Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

MA

The Legacy of German Jewish Modernism

Prof. Vivian Liska

HU calendar, last classes viaZoom

2

MA

Hannah Arndet and Rachel Varnhagen

Prof. Michael Fisch

HU calendar 2 MA Spiritual Exercises in Modern Jewish Philosophy Prof. Arnold Davidson
HU calendar

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Travel in the Medieval Islamic World

Dr. Oded Zinger

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Discipline and Punish: Heresy, Religious Minorities and the Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe

Dr. Martina Mampieri

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Death, Dying and Grief in Islam

Dr. Koloka Hanlis

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

MA

Images of Paradise in the Qur'an and in Islam

Dr. Koloka Hanlis

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Language of Biblical Poetry

Prof. Adina Moshavi

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

From Islam to Islamism: The Historical Roots of Political Islam

Prof. Adam Silverstein

US calendar

2

MA

Interconnecting Islam: Roads and Inns from the Umayyad through the Ottoman Period

Prof. Katia Zitrin-Silverman

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom 2 BA (open for students from elite universities) Introduction to the Arab States of the Gulf Dr. Nora Derbal
Pending approval of Lady Davis post-doc fellowship 2 MA Wine in the Kabbalah of Tzfat: Symbol and Instrument Dr. Vadim Potcho
Zoom 1 MA The Dead Sea Scrolls Prof. Esther Chazon
        Israel Studies
HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

MA

I am Aharoning: Reading David Grossman

Dr. Tamar Hess

HU calendar

2

MA

The Kibbuts: Beginnings, Glory, the End?

Prof. Jonathan Dekel-Chen

HU calendar, last classes via Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

Israeli Art in the Thirds Millennium

Dr. Noam Gal

Zoom

2

BA (open for students from elite universities)

The Population of Israel

Prof. Uzi Rebhun

HU calendar

2

BA (students from elite universities can enrol conditioned approval by teacher

Religion and State in Israel: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

*Dr. Laura Wharton

HU calendar 2 MA Dialogue, Narratives, Identities and Conflict Resolution Dr. Yuval Benziman*

 

*Courses of the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Information on language courses for incoming students

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.

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