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Jewish Studies

General Information

Jewish Studies at Syracuse University takes as its signature focus the Jewish experience in modern times, Jewish cultures and ideas. A student Major or Minor can build his or her course of study around an individually crafted course of study. Courses explore American, European, Israeli, and Yiddish literatures, Jewish thought and culture, Jewish philosophy, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Studies and modern anti-Semitism, “Jewish” art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as an introduction to Judaism, introductory and advanced level work in Hebrew Bible, and the classical Jewish textual tradition.

Requirements

The major requires 24 credits of appropriate work. View the Modern Jewish Studies major.

The minor requires 18 credits in Jewish Studies. View the course catalog for the Jewish Studies minor.

Classes - Fall 2018 Class Offerings

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Section Class #
JSP 114/REL 114 Bible in History/Culture/Religion Watts T/TH 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm M001 12785
JSP 131/LIT 131/REL 131
Meets w/ETS 184-M002
Great Jewish Writers Frieden T/TH 11:00 pm - 12:20 pm M001 12786
JSP 135/REL 135 Judaism Braiterman T/TH 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm M001 11346
JSP 200
Meets w/MES 200-M001
Meets w/PSC 200-M001
Arab-Israeli Conflict Elman T/TH 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm M001 20711
JSP 300
Meets w/HOA 300-M002
Meets w/REL 300-M005
Holocaust, Memory, & the Visual Gruber M/W 3:45 pm - 5:05 pm M016 13705
JSP 333/LIT 333/REL 333
Meets w/ETS 315-M002
Yiddish Lit. in Translation Frieden T/TH 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm M001 21263
JSP 435/PHI 435/REL 435 Modern Jewish Thought Braiterman TUES 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm M001 21264
HEB 301 Advanced Hebrew I Frieden M/W 12:25 pm - 2:05 pm M001 20431

For more information on the program and minor in Jewish Studies contact Zachary Braiterman, zbraiter@syr.edu
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Jewish Studies at Syracuse University takes as its signature focus the Jewish experience in modern times, Jewish cultures and ideas. A student Major or Minor can build his or her course of study around an individually crafted course of study. Courses explore American, European, Israeli, and Yiddish literatures, Jewish thought and culture, Jewish philosophy, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Studies and modern anti-Semitism, “Jewish” art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as an introduction to Judaism, introductory and advanced level work in Hebrew Bible, and the classical Jewish textual tradition.

Program Director

Zachary J. Braiterman

Zachary J. Braiterman 
Professor
Religion

Program Faculty

Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden 
B.G. Rudolph Professor of Judaic Studies & William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities
Religion

Stephanie Shirilan

Stephanie Shirilan 
Associate Professor,
English

Harvey Teres

Harvey Teres 
Dean's Professor of the Public Humanities, Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies,
English

Laurence Thomas

Laurence Thomas 
Professor
Philosophy

Karina von Tippelskirch

Karina von Tippelskirch 
Associate Professor of German and German Program Coordinator
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Miriam Elman

Miriam Elman 
Associate Professor, Political Science

Samuel Gruber

Samuel Gruber 
PT Instructor, Jewish Studies

Erella Brown

Erella Brown 
Part-Time Associate Professor of Hebrew

James W. Watts

James W. Watts 
Professor
Religion

Alan Goldberg

Alan Goldberg 
Professor Emeritus

Amos Kiewe

Amos Kiewe 
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor

Jaklin Kornfilt

Jaklin Kornfilt 
Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistic Studies Program as well as Director of Computational Linguistics Program as well as Turkish Language Coordinator

Yüksel  Sezgin

Yüksel  Sezgin 
Associate Professor, Political Science