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Arab Students Enroll in BGU’s Online Kabbalah Course

February 22, 2018

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

The course introduces students with no background in Jewish thought to the major ideas of Kabbalah.

Exploring the Rich History of Jews in India

February 22, 2017

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Social Sciences & Humanities

Two BGU scholars recently shared their expertise at a conference on Indian Jews held in New Delhi.

Mysticism and Divine Music: Israel in Translation

April 2, 2015

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

Prof. Haviva Pedaya’s award-winning poetry is featured on TLV1 radio.