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JWST 369 History of the Hebrew Language (3 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)


Jewish Studies : An exploration of the evolution of the Hebrew language from Biblical texts to contemporary Israeli slang, including Rabbinical commentary, Medieval hymns, poetry by Jewish authors of the Islamic world, Haskalah literature in the modern Jewish Enlightenment, and contemporary texts to showcase the revival of a spoken Hebrew after 2000 years in exile. Linguistic patterns, literary structures and vocabulary.

Terms: Fall 2022

Instructors: Fima, Lea (Fall)

  • For detailed course content go to www.mcgill.ca/jewishstudies/undergraduates.

  • Fall

  • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor

  • This course is conducted at an advanced level of Hebrew. Please contact the instructor to assess your language proficiency.

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