Our courses are taught by a team of Israeli and international dedicated lecturers, with world-class expertise in their respective fields and utterly committed to teaching excellence. All courses combine cutting edge research and the pursuit of ideas with a great emphasis ontextual proficiency and reading skills. Primary texts are studied in Hebrew (with translations) and secondary reading and teaching are in English.
Our aim is to provide the skills and tools that constitute the foundation of Jewish text study, whether in the university, the synagogue or other religious institution, or for personal benefit.
Our MA provides an excellent foundation for further graduate studies in Jewish Studies and other fields involving text work. It attracts Humanities graduates from all over the world. Its graduates are well equipped for work in Jewish and other communities, synagogues and churches, museums, charities, and many branches of education.
About the department
The department of Hebrew Culture Studies, the single largest integrative Jewish Studies department in the world today, covers a wide range of periods, methodologies, and scholarly interests, while maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. The department offers a unique graduate program for students seeking to specialize in the fields of Hebrew and Jewish culture, from the ancient to the modern period, taught by world-class experts in their fields. Students choose to specialize in one of five study tracks offered: (1) Hebrew language; (2) Semitic Linguistics, (3) Bible, (4) Talmud ; and (5) Jewish Philosophy.
About the Faculty of Humanities
With an infrastructure that brings History, Jewish Studies and Cultural Studies under one roof, a distinguished faculty with a commitment to excellence in scholarship, and an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, students at all levels are offered the pluralistic education essential to keeping them in the mainstream.
New programs of study and research are being forged in the Faculty of Humanities. Barriers between traditional fields are being broken down. Multidisciplinary research teams are being formed, and traditional areas are being combined into novel teaching and research programs. Many of these programs are energized by the cross-fertilization between Jewish and general studies; between Mediterranean and Asian historians with their broad perspective on issues such as peace and security in the region; among philosophers, linguists and scholars of Bible, Arabic literature and Medieval history as they approach the study of religion or the meaning of science.
The unique configuration of departments and research centers also makes the Faculty an ideal venue to study the three major monotheistic religions, and to explore such timely subjects as the emergence of nationalism and fundamentalism and the rise of ethnic strife following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
About Tel Aviv University
Located within Israel's cultural, financial and business heartland, Tel Aviv University is the largest and most comprehensive of Israel's institutions of higher education. TAU is active in most areas of teaching and research and plays a focal role in all areas of economic, social, and national debate. This major center of learning started in 1956 with the union of three small educational units - the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies. It was granted autonomy in 1963. Today, over 29,000 students participate in the degree programs of the University's 105 different departments and 27 schools in nine faculties.
The core curriculum of the program focuses on ancient Judaism, with courses in language, Bible and Midrash/Talmud. These courses enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and tools in the study of Classical Jewish sources in the first semester.
During the next two semesters of their studies, students may choose electives in the fields of medieval and modern Judaism offered from within the program, as well as up to 2 courses from the English language programs offered by TAU. These include biblical archeology, Israel studies, and Middle Eastern history. Students will receive personal guidance from program advisors on their choice of electives.
Courses from our regular Masters program at the Hebrew Culture Studies department are also open to students who are fluent in Hebrew.
General Courses from the program for Overseas Students will be available for students based on the academic discretion of the academic coordinator.
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