David Ben-Gurion dreamed of creating a Hebrew Oxford in the Negev as a modern Hebrew Yavneh.
Home to the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Heksherim – the Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, and the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, BGU is uniquely positioned to promote the interdisciplinary study of Israel, Jewish culture and thought.
Ben-Gurion University is leading the way in the academic exploration of the founding and development of the State of Israel, the re-birth of the Hebrew language, and the connection between culture and community in Jewish and Israeli society.
“We ask questions about Judaism the same way you’d ask questions about literature, language and the natural sciences.”
– Prof. Uri Erlich, BGU’s Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought
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Rabbi Denise L. Eger To Receive BGU Honorary Doctorate Degree
Rabbi Eger has also accepted a leadership role in AABGU’s new rabbinic council.
AABGU Gifts Israeli Consulate General Historic Lithograph
The artwork, a lithograph of David Ben-Gurion, is signed by both Ben-Gurion and the artist, Herbert Davidson.
BGU and University of Cyprus Launch Joint Course
The online course will focus on the history of diplomatic relations between Israel, Cyprus and Greece.