Congratulations Giacomo Loi for successfully defending his doctoral thesis, entitled: “Our Quarrel Is Of Old”: Classical Reception In Modern Hebrew Literature. Mazal Tov from all of us!
The aim of the 16th Lavy Colloquium was to assess the state of research on Christian Kabbalah, fill lacunae in existing scholarship, and chart directions for future inquiry. The Colloquium focused on Christian Kabbalah in the broadly understood Early Modern Period. The colloquium was organized by our Kabbalah scholar, Professor Pawel Maciejko.
The course of study offers training in Hebrew and Yiddish language, literature, and culture in its many transnational iterations and focuses on the modern period while attending to the long history of the literary traditions in these languages. The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins is […]
Please join us for these fantastic events this coming Fall 2022 semester. More details about location and for each guest lecture to follow closer to the date.
Hebrew language will be offered on three levels in the spring semester, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All classes are multimodal, interactive and intercultural, offering students the opportunity to hone their abilities in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking). The advanced class will focus on Israeli cinema. The beginner and intermediate courses continue the […]
Mirit Bessire will be joining the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program this fall to teach Hebrew language on all levels, from beginner to advanced. Ms. Bessire is an experienced teacher of Modern Hebrew language and Israeli culture. During the past decade she taught a variety of Hebrew classes at […]
Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic dichotomy between religious and secular literature. The volume follows both chronological and thematic paths, offering a panoramic and multilayered analysis of the various strategies in […]
The Jewish Studies Program presents, “Rethinking Kabbalah,” a discussion of Kabbalistic literature, Jewish Myth, and the myths about the emergence of Kabbalah with Prof. Tzahi Weiss, dean of research at Open University of Israel. Join us from noon-1:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Mergenthaler 366.
The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures is now considering applications for graduate-level study in Jewish languages and literatures, beginning fall 2019. When applying, all candidates are asked (for administrative purposes only) to select “German” on the JHU graduate admissions portal. Application deadline: January 15, 2019. For program […]
Adam Stern, Yale University Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:15 to 7PM Gilman 479