Hebrew and Yiddish

The Hebrew and Yiddish program at Johns Hopkins offers language instruction in Hebrew and Yiddish along with a wide range of offerings on the literature and culture of the Jewish diaspora (the Americas, Europe, Israel). Our courses count toward the undergraduate minor in Jewish Studies; we also offer PhD-level coursework in Jewish Languages and Literatures.

Hebrew and Yiddish News & Announcements


New book by Samuel Spinner: Jewish Primitivism

New book by Samuel Spinner: Jewish Primitivism

Professor Spinner’s new book Jewish Primitivism was published by Stanford University Press in July 2021. Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Jewish writers and artists across Europe began depicting […]


Apply for our PhD in Hebrew and Yiddish

The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD program in Jewish Languages and Literatures, beginning […]


Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Conference, Nov 11. – Nov. 12

Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Conference, Nov 11. – Nov. 12

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program presents the 15th Lavy Colloquium: Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Nov 11. – Nov. 12. All sessions will take place at the […]

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