|HEBR 1115||Beginning Hebrew - An elementary course in modern and Biblical Hebrew. The course provides basic understanding, speaking, writing, and reading Hebrew, both modern and Biblical. Similarities and differences between modern and Biblical Hebrew are explored. (F, Sp) [I-FL]|
|HEBR 1225||Beginning Hebrew (continued) - Prerequisite: HEBR 1115. Focuses on all language skills: understanding, speaking, writing, reading of both modern and Biblical texts; including further exploration of similarities and differences between modern and Biblical Hebrew. By the end of this course, students are expected to write short dialogs. (F, Sp) [I-FL]|
|HEBR 2113||Intermediate Hebrew - Prerequisite: HEBR 1225. Further training in understanding, speaking, writing, and reading Hebrew, both modern and Biblical. Emphasis is given to grammar as well as to exploring differences in style between various Biblical texts, such as Torah versus prophets. (F)|
|HEBR 2213||Intermediate Hebrew II - Prerequisite: HEBR 2113. At the end of this course students will have acquired the ability to read longer texts, both modern and Biblical. They will be able to express themselves more sophisticatedly, and on more topics. (Sp)|
|HEBR 3113||Advanced Hebrew - Prerequisite: HEBR 2113 and HEBR 2213. Continued training in understanding, speaking, writing, reading literary texts and newspaper articles, as well as Biblical texts, such as poetry. Emphasis is given to discussions on and writing about these texts. (F)|
|HEBR 3223||Advanced Hebrew II - Prerequisite: HEBR 3113. A continuation of Advanced Hebrew I. The aim is to continue promoting the four language skills; students should be able to sophisticatedly and intelligently express themselves both orally and in writing. (Sp)|
|HEBR 3513||Biblical Hebrew - Prerequisite: HEBR 2113 or Permission of Instructor. Learn Biblical Hebrew and read from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in the original language. (Irreg.)|
|MLLL 1073||The Hebrew Bible as Literature - The Hebrew Bible is a best-seller in America every single year. We will explore its greatness by reading various texts and discussing issues such as what does it mean to read the Bible from a literary perspective; what were the literary norms when these texts were written. Special attention will be given to close reading and textual analysis. (F, Sp) [IV-WC]|
|MLLL 3063||Survey of Jewish Literature from Antiquity to the Present - Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Provides a survey of Jewish literature from the Hebrew Bible to contemporary American literature, presented as a journey in which stops will be made at important places, covering all significant periods, genres and prominent writers. (F) [IV-WC]|
Dr. Ori Kritz is the Head of the Hebrew Program at OU, which is one component of her position as a full-time Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. She received her Ph.D. (1993) and M.Phil. in Yiddish Literature from Columbia University in New York, and she received her Masters degree in Hebrew Literature and her Bachelors degree in Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, both from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Kritz teaches the entire spectrum of Hebrew courses offered at OU, as well as Jewish literature courses. Before joining the faculty at OU in 2003, Dr. Kritz taught in Israel (1995-2003) and at Emory University (1990-1995).
Dr. Lavender-Smith received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and Early Modern Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and her M.A. and B.A. in Hebrew and Comparative Literature form the University of Haifa, Israel. She taught Hebrew language and literature at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in New York, and we welcome her now as a Lecturer at OU. She is currently working on a short-form monograph about Uriel da Costa, a Jewish converso who lived in Amsterdam in the 17th century, examining his dual commitments to Jewish and Christian societies.
The Hebrew Club is called Shulhan Ivrit which literally means Hebrew Table. Shulhan Ivrit welcomes all OU students who are interested in the Hebrew language and the cultures of people who speak Hebrew as a native language. Many members take Hebrew courses at OU, and some minor in Hebrew. However, all students at OU are welcome to join Shulhan Ivrit. At Shulhan Ivrit gatherings, members speak Hebrew, watch films in Hebrew, dance to Israeli music, cook (and eat!) Israeli dishes, and engage in many other exciting activities. Shulhan Ivrit does not meet on the occasions of religious holidays (e.g., Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur) out of respect for those observing the holidays.
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