Jewish Studies Doctoral Seminar


This year-long, half-credit course exposes students to advanced methods employed in understanding texts, contexts, and concepts in the main areas of Jewish Studies. A diverse team of scholars from a range of academic disciplines will model methods such as textual exegesis and criticism; history of interpretation; social history; cultural studies; comparative approaches; and analysis of philosophical and theological problems and arguments. Students will read short, standard texts in Jewish Studies, write three short responses each semester to specific presentations, and participate in group discussions after the scheduled guest lectures.


Area of Interest:

  • Classical Judaism
  • Jewish Cultures, Languages, and Literatures
  • Jewish History and Social Sciences
  • Jewish Philosophy and Thought


Day/Time Instructors Location
Doris Bergen
Golan Moskowitz