What’s in a (Hebrew) Name?

Did you know that Hebrew has a dozen names meaning 'joy'? A reflection on Hebrew names by Prof. Naomi Sokoloff.

See Under: Love — Thirty Years Later

Prof. Naomi Sokoloff has edited a new collection of essays on David Grossman's masterful novel.

Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium

How does Hebrew study reflect the position of the humanities in higher education? Watch (and read) 2016 conference participants' answers to this and other questions about Hebrew's place in the United States and in higher ed.

Benaroya Gift Establishes Jackson School as a Leader in Israel Studies

The Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies will support a world-class scholar at the University of Washington as well as public programming.

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Hebrew infusion in my American life connects me to Jews around the world

Sarah Benor loved hearing the mix of Hebrew and English at childhood summer camp. Now a prize-winning sociolinguist, she reflects on how Hebrew impacts her American Jewish identity.

American Jews and Hebrew–A Case of Active Resistance

It's not that American Jews can't learn Hebrew-they actively won't. Michael Weingrad argues that the psychological history of immigration is the reason why.

A Problem of Naming

For Adam Rovner, teaching "Yad Vashem," a Hebrew story by Aharon Megged published in 1955, the challenges start with the name itself.

A Bridge of Words

Is Hebrew an abyss--or a bridge to new worlds? Brandeis PhD student Aviv Ben Or muses on the language that inspires him.