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manuscript of the book of Genesis
manuscript of the book of Genesis
A folio page from a manuscript of the book of Genesis, with Masoretic pointing and marginal notes, from the 10th or 11th Century C.E., found in the Cairo Geniza and now housed at the library of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. Used with permission. Go to U. Penn Library SCETI for further details.


New interdisciplinary minor announced in Holocaust Studies - Learn about the minor

Department of Jewish Studies launches Holocaust Studies minor 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz - Read Rutgers Today article

MellPosterFinalJulie Mell visits Rutgers on February 13 to discuss "Deviance, Usury and Religious Difference in Medieval Europe" -  See flyer

Join Professor Nancy Sinkoff for a conversation celebrating the publication of the first comprehensive biography of a pioneer historian in the field of Holocaust studies at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, New York City, on February 12. - See details

"Orthodox Female Clergy Embodying Religious Authority" article by Assistant Professor, Michal Raucher, is published in the Fall 2019 AJS Perspectives. Read article or check out magazine

Tartakoff CoverDepartment Chair and Associate Professor, Paola Tartakoff's new book, Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder in Medieval Europe, is now available. - Order now

Assistant Professor, Michal Raucher, receives AJS Women’s Caucus Cashmere Subvention Award for her book project Birthing Jewish Ethics: Reproduction and Ethics Amon Haredi Women in Jerusalem. This is the first time such additional awards have been given that recognize significant achievement and important scholarship.

Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Hebrew Placement Exam Information

Spring 2020 Courses

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Transfer Students

Global Field Experience 2016

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