Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

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53 Washington Square South • New York, NY 10012-1075 • 212-998-8980

Chair of the Department

Professor Engel

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Fleming

Director of Hebrew Language Program

Senior Language Lecturer Kamelhar

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies offers one of the most comprehensive Jewish studies programs in North America, encompassing Hebrew language and literature as well as a full range of offerings in Jewish history, philosophy, and the arts. The department draws together the vast resources of New York University in this growing field. Courses are taught by a diverse faculty whose fields include biblical studies, post-biblical and Talmudic literature, modern Hebrew literature, history of the Jews in the medieval and modern periods, and Jewish philosophy and religion, as well as the history, politics, society, and culture of the modern State of Israel.

The department offers a major and minor in Hebrew and Judaic studies. Highly motivated students are encouraged to participate in the department’s honors program, which includes taking graduate courses or honors seminars and, in the senior year, writing an honors thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are also encouraged to study at the NYU Global Academic Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, which offers a variety of courses on Israel and Jewish studies.