The Hebrew University, in collaboration with The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies , is proud to offer its very first real-time Online Languages Program. The classes are open to students and researchers anywhere in the world who are interested in acquiring or improving their understanding of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Yiddish. Among the program’s offerings are accredited courses for which participants can earn academic credits. All of our online language courses have been developed by top university researchers, linguists, and instructors. These online courses are not designated for regular Hebrew University students.
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At present, we offer live online courses in the following languages:
Biblical Hebrew: Study the Bible in its original source language, undistorted by translation. Enhance your understanding of the grammar, vocabulary, poetry, word play, acrostics, rhymes, and cultural genuineness of the Scriptures. Request Information
Biblical Aramaic: Delve into original texts from the Aramaic sections of the Books of Daniel and Ezra. In the process, you will add Second Temple Aramaic to your cachet of languages and acquire a strong feel for the historical and cultural background of the Bible. Request Information
Modern Hebrew: This course enables you to learn the modern, spoken Hebrew that is the official and every-day language of millions of people in Israel, as well as Jewish people around the world. Our approach is teaching Hebrew in Hebrew. Instruction is given in Hebrew only. The Hebrew in Hebrew approach has been proven to be the most effective method for teaching this language. We are proud to bring you the best Hebrew teachers from Israel, all certified instructors of Hebrew as a second language. Request Information
Yiddish: Embrace the rich culture of Ashkenazic Jewry by learning Yiddish, a wonderfully expressive language that was spoken by Jews in Europe for over a thousand years. Request Information
About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel’s most prestigious institution for higher learning, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a multidisciplinary teaching and research organization as well as an internationally acclaimed center for scientific enterprise. Consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 academic institutions, the university’s gates have been open to people of all backgrounds and nationalities since 1925.
The Hebrew University’s first Board of Governors was comprised of Albert Einstein (who bequeathed his personal papers and intellectual copyrights to the institution), Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, and Chaim Weizmann, among other luminaries. Four of Israel’s prime ministers are alumni of the school; and over the past decade, six of our graduates have been awarded the Nobel Prize.
* This program is not intended for regular students of the Hebrew University