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The Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies

Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies is the home to the world’s largest and most interdisciplinary doctoral program in the field. The School fosters a comprehensive and holistic approach to Jewish studies that is unprecedented in the academic world. Its broad curriculum integrates the study of the language, literature, history, philosophy, culture and religion of the Jewish people through a secular and pluralistic lens. It is generating knowledge that holds cultural and social importance for the academy, for Israeli society and Jewish Diaspora communities, as well as for non-Jews around the world as a means of promoting tolerance and understanding.

Founded in 1971, TAU’s Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies is the world’s leading school in the field, with a depth of mastery of the Hebrew language, Jewish culture and history that is undisputed among the Israeli and international academic communities. This standing can be attributed not only to the expertise of its faculty members in a range of interrelated, complementary fields, but also to the School’s inherently multidisciplinary approach to Jewish Studies. This novel model for study, which is unique in the world, brings together students and scholars from fields ranging from Talmud to Hebrew Language and from Bible studies to Jewish mysticism for joint lectures and workshops. It facilitates an unprecedented cross-fertilization of ideas and insights of the multifaceted discipline of Jewish studies that other universities – both in Israel and abroad – simply cannot offer.

The School strives to present a complex and comprehensive picture of the historical depth and textual richness of Jewish studies from a critical, humanistic and secular approach. It is dedicated both to revealing the vibrancy and richness of Jewish history, culture, language and thought and to sharing it with the academic community and the public at large.

Research Directions

·         The history and archaeology of ancient Israel in the Iron Age

·         Archeology of ancient cultures

·         Medieval Hebrew literature

·         The history of Spanish Jewry in the Middle Ages

·         Hassidism

·         The history of the Yeshuv and Zionism

·         The Holocaust and anti-Semitism

·         Hebrew  language and linguistics

·         Hebrew and its connection with other Semitic languages

·         Prophecy and poetry in the Bible

·         The Biblical text and its translation, including the Dead Sea scrolls

·         The literature of the sages – Mishna, Talmud and more

·         Jewish mysticism and magic in the period of the Talmud and the Gaonim

·          Kabbalah and Hassidism

·         Modern Jewish thought

 

 

World-class faculty

Among the School’s faculty are some of the world’s foremost scholars in the field, including 5 Israel Prize laureates, six members of the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, two Dan David Prize laureates, two Bruno Prize recipients, a Marie Curie Fellowship recipient and four Alon Fellowship recipients. They regularly collaborate and share their unique insights with colleagues at leading institutions around the world, among them the Harvard Divinity School; Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley; Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia; Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford; Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU; as well as Ruhr University Bochum and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.

Broad, interdisciplinary curriculum

The School’s 50 scholars and 148 doctoral students conduct research across four departments and a range of affiliated research centers and institutes on the TAU campus:

School Departments

1)      Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

2)      Department of Jewish History

3)      Department of Hebrew Literature

4)      Department of Hebrew Culture, comprising the following tracks:

·         Bible

·         Talmud and Literature of Late Antiquity

·         Jewish Philosophy, including Kabbalah and Hassidism

·         Hebrew Language

·         Semitic Linguistics

Awards and Scholarships

Outstanding MA students and doctoral students receive scholarships  from various funds and contributions and form the admittance fee of the yearly lectures program: Bimat Hxoker (Scholar's Desk). The program is open to the public.

The subject of 2016 lectures was :

                                             Model figures in Jewish History and Culture

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Affiliated Research Institutes and Centers

·         Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center

·         Laura Schwarz-Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture

·         Andrea and Charles Bronfman Center for Media of the Jewish People

·         Chaim Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel

·         Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology

·         Institute for the Study of the History of the Jews of Poland and Israeli-Polish Relations

·         Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

·         Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism

The Importance of Jewish Studies

The growing tension in recent years between the religious and secular sectors in Israel has alienated the secular population from their Jewish heritage, and caused entrenchment on each side – rather than dialogue between them – in the public controversy over Jewish identity and life. In this context, academic Jewish Studies have gained urgency and relevance more than ever before. Only a university setting can provide the cross-disciplinary resources needed to produce – and disseminate – fresh insights into the Jewish continuum. The field of Jewish studies has thus gained renewed urgency and importance, both for perpetuating 4,000 years of Jewish history, culture, religion and tradition and, more importantly, for rejuvenating and reformulating Jewish meaning and identity in the modern world. With this renewal in mind, Tel Aviv University is committed to supporting students and scholars at its Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and to cultivate the new generation of first class researchers in Jewish studies. 

 

Chair:  Prof. Tamar Sovran
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Secretary: Mrs. Liat Nissanov
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Tel: 972-3-6409275
Fax: 972-3-6407031
Rosenberg  building, room 304