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Jewish Studies Program
6220 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Telephone: (603) 646-0475

Program Chair
Ehud Benor
316 Thornton Hall
Telephone: (603) 646-1313


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Ehud Benor


Ehud Benor

Chair, Jewish Studies Program
Acting Chair (Fall 2003, Winter 2004)
Associate Professor of Religion


  • Ph.D. Harvard (Study of Religion)
  • M.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jewish Thought)
  • B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Philosophy & Jewish philosophy and Kabbala)

Jewish Studies Courses Taught

Professor Benor (Religion Department) teaches courses on Judaism from the post-biblical period to the 20th century focusing on the history of thought in its philosophical and mystical dimensions, on the nature of ritual and its embodiment in religious law and society, and on the function of religious language in midrashic discourse.

  • JWST 06/REL 6: Introduction to Judaism
  • JWST 63/REL 24: Jewish Philosophers of Religion
  • JWST 62/REL 22: Jewish Mysticism
  • JWST 60/REL 21: Judaism in Late Antiquity: The Rabbinic Revolution

Last Updated: 6/12/14