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Rachel Manekin Promoted to Full Professor

Professor Manekin's most recent book is about Jewish women runaways in Habsburg Galicia.

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New Major Explores Roots of Western Religions

‘Religions and Cultures of the Ancient Middle East’ pulls from Jewish studies, history and classics.

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University of Maryland's Jewish Studies degree combines a liberal arts education with practical career skills that last a lifetime. 

Jewish Studies offers opportunities to follow your own intellectual interests to explore everything from ancient archaeology to modern politics in Jerusalem, from the narratives of the Bible and the intricacies of medieval philosophy to the complex ambitions of film makers working in English, Yiddish or Hebrew.

The interdisciplinary nature of Jewish studies provides opportunities to analyze texts, read critically, and argue persuasively in speech and in writing—qualities crucial for any career or advanced academic work.

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Centers and Programs

Centers and Programs

The Jewish and Israel Studies programs at the University of Maryland are centers for intellectual inquiry about Jews, Judaism and Israel.


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students

The Meyerhoff Center offers many opportunities for student engagement with Jewish studies and related fields. Students studying Israel Studies explore the history, culture and political structure of Israel and its place in the Middle East, including Hebrew and/or Arabic language.


Graduate Students

Graduate Students

The Meyerhoff Center and Gildenhorn Institute both offer graduate programs for students to further their exploration into Jewish and Israel Studies. 


Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Access resources for faculty and staff, or find someone in the directory.


Current Research

The Meyerhoff Center and Gildenhorn Institute are dedicated to producing scholarly research that will inform and inspire today’s thought leaders and decision makers. 

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"Jews in the Habsburg Successor States". in Legacies of thee Habsburg Monarchy in the Successor States: Ruptures and Continuities. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences.

"Jews in the Habsburg Successor States"

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Author/Lead: Marsha L. Rozenblit
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"Jews in the Habsburg Successor States"

From Joseph II to Joseph Perl: Galician Haskalah and the Catholic Enlightenment. in In From Joseph Perl to Shmuel Yosef Agnon: The Haskalah Movement in Galicia. Jerusalem: Magnes Press.

Galician Haskalah and the Catholic Enlightenment

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Author/Lead: Rachel Manekin
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Galician Haskalah and the Catholic Enlightenment

Misogyny. in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.

Misogyny in Biblical Reception

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Author/Lead: Maxine Grossman
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Misogyny in Biblical Reception