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The MA In Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University

Along with the MA in Archaeology Tel Aviv also offers an International MA in Jewish Studies.  Go to the link for all the details.  Here are the basics:

Tel Aviv University offers the world’s only one-year intensive MA in Jewish Studies taught in English in a Hebrew speaking environment.

This new MA offers a series of intimate encounters with the classical texts of Jewish culture, from biblical through medieval to modern.

This unique program is:

  • Text-centered and skills oriented. It aims to equip students for work·in ducation, museums and other institutions, and to provide an excellent foundation for PhD research.
  • Interdisciplinary. Courses include Bible, History of Hebrew language, Rabbinic exegesis and midrash, comparative approaches to Talmudic and Christian texts, Jewish mysticism, Medieval philosophy and kabbalah, Ancient Jewish magic, and Modern Jewish thought·

Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Leiden…

Viv Rowett writes

A matter of concern has been sent by Mervyn Richardson with a petition to sign should you feel moved so to do: As you may have heard, Leiden has decided to scale back the status of Hebrew and Jewish studies which has caused great outcry in town and gown circles nationwide. Muraoka has sent this formal petition which has been instigated by the Dutch OT Society (Sec. Eibert Tigchelaar).

I have signed it.  I hope others will as well.

A New Book by Eric Meyers and Mark Chancey

Duke University Professor, and Director of Jewish Studies, Eric Meyers says archaeology in Israel and Palestine can give context for biblical narratives. In his new book, “Alexander to Constantine,” co-authored with Mark Chancey, Ph.D. ’99, he argues that Hellenism gave Judaism, and later Christianity, a cultural vehicle for expressing the faiths to worldwide audiences.  Watch his interview here:  http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/33401/archaeology-of-the-holy-land.  Learn more (and purchase this title) at:  http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbook/book.asp?isbn=9780300141795.

Nifty!  And more proof that there’s always something else to read (and write) and that there ‘is no end to the making of books’ (thank Heaven!).