Jewish Thought and Culture

Jewish Thought and Culture

This field encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to Jewish intellectual and cultural experience from late antiquity to the present, including philosophy, literature, mysticism/pietism, law, and the arts. Graduate students will be trained to explore their area of specialization within the larger context of religious studies and will be encouraged to employ methodological approaches endemic to the study of religion in their research. Our department is particularly suited to accommodate interest in the following areas: rabbinic legal theory, medieval pietism and Kabbala, Hasidism, contemporary fundamentalism and religious renewal, Zionism/Diasporism, and gender. See also, Jewish Studies.

Special admissions requirements

To apply, you should have an M.A. in Jewish Studies or related field and two years of a Jewish language, usually Hebrew.