Jewish Studies

Jewish studies (or Judaic studies) is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history (especially Jewish history), Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies, Oriental studies, religious studies, archeology, sociology, languages (Jewish languages), political science, area studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies. Jewish studies as a distinct field is mainly present at colleges and universities in North America.

Related fields include Holocaust research and Israel Studies, and in Israel, Jewish Thought.

Read more about Jewish Studies:  History, Albany, State University of New York, American Jewish University, Bar-Ilan University, University of California-Berkeley, Binghamton University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Birobidzhan Jewish National University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Fairfield University, The George Washington University, Harvard University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Indiana University, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, University of Michigan, Michigan Jewish Institute, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Oklahoma, Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Rutgers University, San Diego State University, Tel Aviv University: Jewish Studies International MA Program, Touro College, University College London, University of Virginia, Yeshiva University

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