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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.

Degree Requirements:

  • A final paper for each of the courses taken (approx. 15-20 pages in length)[50% of the final grade]
  • Two larger research papers on topics of the student’s choice (approx. 30-35 pages), to be submitted by the end of the year[30% of the final grade]
  • A comprehensive reading exam at the end of the year [20% of the final grade]
  • No master thesis required

 

2013-2014 Schedule & Curriculum ( to be uploaded soon) 

 

 

2012-2013 Schedule & Curriculum 

The program requires 32 hours of course work (all in the form of seminars) taught throughout 3 semesters.

Fall semester: October 21, 2012- January 27, 2013 (Total: 16 hours)

Spring Semester: February 26- June 21, 2013  (Total: 12 hours)

Summer Semester: July 8- August 15, 2013 (Total: 4 hours)

  

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

FALL SEMESTER

in cooperation

with the

international

MA in Archeology 

10.15-13.45
The Archeology &History of the Land of Israel

14.15-17.45
Dead Sea Scrolls 
Dr. Michal Mach

 

08.30-11.45

Beliefs and Ideologies in Biblical Literature

Prof. Athalya Brenner

10.15-13.45
The Archeology &History of the Land of Israel

SPRING SEMESTER

10.15-11.45

Biblical & Rabbinical Hebrew

Shai Heijmans

 

10.15-11. 45
 The Jewish       Political Tradition

Dr. Yuval Jobani

14.15-17.45 
Freedom and restraint in the rabbinic use and interpretation of the Bible

Dr. Diana Lipton

10.15-11.45
Currents in Jewish Studies **

12.15-13. 45

 The Jewish Political Tradition

Prof. Menahem Lorberbaum *

 

16.15-17.45

 Biblical & Rabbinical Hebrew

 Shai Heijmans

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

14.00-16.00

Jewish Christian Encounters in the First Centuries

Dr. Shai Secunda

 

16.00-18.00

Studying Jewish and Christian Cultures:

 Weekly Guest Lecture from Cutting Edge Scholars

 

   

14.00-16.00

Jewish Christian Encounters in the First Centuries

Dr. Shai Secunda

 

16.00-18.00

Studying Jewish and Christian Cultures:

 Weekly Guest Lecture from Cutting Edge Scholars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            * Course shared with Israeli students/ ** Not for credit

 

2011-2012 Curriculum