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University launches master’s program in Jewish studies for Christians

Yeshiva University, recognized for its commitment to Jewish education, has unveiled an innovative academic offering that transcends cultural boundaries while fostering religious harmony. In the upcoming academic year, the institution is set to introduce a Master’s Program in Jewish Studies designed specifically for Christian students.  The program aims to unite the Jewish and Christian communities and is tailored to suit the interests and needs of Christian scholars seeking an in-depth understanding of Jewish culture, history, and traditions. This unique venture sets Yeshiva University apart as a pioneering institution in interfaith collaboration.

The decision to establish the master’s program follows an increase in interest from Christian students keen on exploring Jewish studies. By providing a platform for Christians to immerse themselves in Jewish teachings, Yeshiva University fosters an atmosphere of cross-cultural respect.

The curriculum boasts a diverse range of courses, each curated to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of Jewish heritage. In addition to the academic offerings, participants will benefit from engaging with prominent scholars and experts in Jewish studies.

Rabbi Levi Goldberg, a figure behind the program’s inception, emphasized the significance of the initiative in promoting religious harmony. He expressed his hope that this program would encourage meaningful dialogue, dispelling misconceptions and cultivating a more interconnected world.

About this Religions News Services posted:

“Students apply to the program through Philos. Once admitted they take classes alongside Jewish students, except for a few classes tailored especially for non-Jews with little background in biblical Hebrew.”

This Yeshiva University’s Master’s Program seeks to embrace diversity and inclusivity while seeking to promote understanding and respect in an increasingly interconnected global society.

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