Graduate Level Hebrew Classes

Graduate Level Hebrew

Offered On Campus

Hebrew levels 5 to 8 are offered on campus and generate graduate credit. These courses are required for students in Mekorot and the cantorial- and rabbinic- ordination programs. Hebrew 5 and 7 are offered during fall semester; Hebrew 6 and 8 are offered during spring semester. Hebrew 5 and 6 meet three times per week; Hebrew 7 and 8 meet once per week.

This course sequence focuses on the phonology, morphology and syntax of biblical and rabbinic Hebrew. Solid prior knowledge of Hebrew, including mastery of the Hebrew verb system, is required. This course addresses aspects of Hebrew grammar that are distinctive of biblical and rabbinic Hebrew, including the vocalization and accentuation system, a larger inventory of verb forms and various syntactic features of the language.





HEBREW (ON CAMPUS)
         

All classes require purchase of a standard Hebrew-English dictionary. 

COURSE TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

COURSE NO.

Hebrew V

Davis

M, Tu, Th; 2:30-4 pm

3

CG HEBRW 205

Building on Hebrew III and IV, the two-semester sequence of Hebrew V and VI focuses on more advanced modern Hebrew language structures and prose writings. Students will deepen their understanding of the Hebrew language, with emphasis on skill acquisition and development through the extensive use of classical and modern texts. This course gives a systematic presentation of grammatical and syntactic principles of biblical and rabbinic Hebrew (including vocabulary). Texts of different styles, such as narrative, poetry, prophecy and wisdom literature, are examined with an emphasis on literary analysis. 

Hebrew VII

Bock

Tu, Th; 2:30-4 pm

3

CG HEBRW 207

For students who want to work with classical Jewish texts in depth, including students in the rabbinic and cantorial programs, this course will focus on the phonology, morphology and syntax of biblical Hebrew. Solid prior knowledge of Hebrew, including mastery of the Hebrew verb system, is a prerequisite, as this course will assume such knowledge as it addresses aspects of Hebrew grammar that are distinctive of biblical Hebrew, including the Tiberian vocalization (niqqud) and accentuation system, biblical Hebrew's larger inventory of verb forms, and various syntactic features of biblical Hebrew. 

CONTACTS

Harvey Bock
Hebrew Language Coordinator
617-559-8761
hbock@hebrewcollege.edu

Sigalit Davis
Specialist in Hebrew Curriculum Development
617-559-8663
sdavis@hebrewcollege.edu