phd

Ph.D. Programs

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities in, and builds on, our strengths in Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

phd

Ph.D. Programs

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities in, and builds on, our strengths in Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

phd

Ph.D. Programs

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities in, and builds on, our strengths in Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

phd

Ph.D. Programs

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities in, and builds on, our strengths in Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

phd

Ph.D. Programs

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities in, and builds on, our strengths in Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

graduate

Master's Program

Design a personalized curriculum through our diverse areas of expertise or choose to concentrate in one of three tracks: Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, or Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

graduate

Master's Program

Design a personalized curriculum through our diverse areas of expertise or choose to concentrate in one of three tracks: Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, or Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

graduate

Master's Program

Design a personalized curriculum through our diverse areas of expertise or choose to concentrate in one of three tracks: Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, or Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

graduate

Master's Program

Design a personalized curriculum through our diverse areas of expertise or choose to concentrate in one of three tracks: Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, or Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. > more

undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

The major is designed to combine a broad education in the various disciplines and periods that constitute NEJS and introduce students to the critical study of Near Eastern and Judaic sources, classical and modern, within the academic context. > more

undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

The major is designed to combine a broad education in the various disciplines and periods that constitute NEJS and introduce students to the critical study of Near Eastern and Judaic sources, classical and modern, within the academic context. > more

undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

The major is designed to combine a broad education in the various disciplines and periods that constitute NEJS and introduce students to the critical study of Near Eastern and Judaic sources, classical and modern, within the academic context. > more

undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

The major is designed to combine a broad education in the various disciplines and periods that constitute NEJS and introduce students to the critical study of Near Eastern and Judaic sources, classical and modern, within the academic context. > more

undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

The major is designed to combine a broad education in the various disciplines and periods that constitute NEJS and introduce students to the critical study of Near Eastern and Judaic sources, classical and modern, within the academic context. > more

Meet Brandeis' Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

One of the largest and most diverse programs of its kind, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) is dedicated to intellectual openness and engagement with critical questions of history, literature, religion, and culture relating to the Bible and the Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. Pursue a degree with leading scholars dedicated to the finest instruction, mentoring, and preparation for life after Brandeis.

In Memory of Professor Alan Mintz

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies mourns the untimely death of our former colleague Alan Mintz. Alan taught at Brandeis for a decade as the Joseph H. and Belle. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature before continuing his career at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001. He enjoyed the high esteem of his colleagues and will be remembered as an especially prolific, poised, and eloquent voice within the field. We extend our condolences to Alan’s family and know that the department and the field will miss him greatly.

News and Announcements

Fall 2017 courses

Course Schedule
Course Brochure NEJS (pdf)
Course Brochure Languages (pdf)

Hebrew Placement Testing

If you are unsure which level of Hebrew to take, please review the Hebrew placement testing information page. Disregard the due date. You may email your completed exam and questionnaire to Sara Hascal or drop it off in the NEJS office in Lown 211.

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