Websites of Interest

Schusterman Family Foundation
OU Hebrew Club (Shulhan Ivrit)
OU Department of History
OU Dept. of International & Area Studies
OU Program of Religious Studies
The University of Oklahoma

What are Judaic Studies and Israel Studies?

Judaic Studies explores the history and culture of the Jewish people over a period of four millennia in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora (their dispersion throughout the world) through the tools of the humanities and the social sciences. The field began as an academic discipline in Europe during the nineteenth century and developed in universities and research centers the world over in the twentieth. Israel Studies is a much more recent field that developed over the last fifty years and is dedicated to interpreting the culture, politics and society of the modern State of Israel.

The Schusterman Program in Judaic and Israel Studies at OU offers the widest variety of courses in Jewish history in all periods and places, Hebrew Language and Literature at all levels, Yiddish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Bible, Jewish Literature in translation, as well as anthropological, sociological, and political perspectives on the Jewish and Israeli experience.

  Schusterman / Josey Program in Judaic and Israel Studies
  Tel: (405) 325-6508
Fax: (405) 325-6521

email: judaicstudies@ou.edu
University of Oklahoma
455 W. Lindsey, DAHT 403A
Norman, OK 73019