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Judaic Studies

Explore the remarkable history and cultures of the Jewish people that span more than three millennia through a full range of courses in Hebrew language, Yiddish, Jewish history, Israeli studies, philosophy, law, politics, and film.

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Middle Eastern Studies

Join our rigorous, interdisciplinary program and take a deep dive into the contemporary Middle East and North Africa to gain valuable knowledge and skills that open doors to careers and opportunities after graduation.

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In Memoriam: Alon Confino
The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies mourns the passing of Alon Confino, director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and professor of history and Judaic and Near Eastern studies. Alon was an internationally renowned scholar and a beloved colleague.
July 11, 2024
Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies Statement on Racism
A statement on racism from the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies.
June 15, 2020
Malissa Taylor Selected as Lilly Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Malissa Taylor for being selected as one of only eight Lilly Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year.
April 22, 2020
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Scholarships

Explore the awards offered in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.

In Memoriam: Alon Confino

The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies mourns the passing of Alon Confino, director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and professor of history and Judaic and Near Eastern studies. Alon was an internationally renowned scholar and a beloved colleague.

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