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We invite you to join us and take hold of the thread that connects the lives of Jews and their neighbors across centuries and continents, to learn about this bright facet of the human mosaic.

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Minor in Jewish studies

All Cornell University undergraduates with an interest in Semitic languages, the Hebrew Bible, medieval and modern Hebrew literature and film, ancient, medieval and modern Jewish history, Holocaust Studies, Jewish ethnography, world Jewish literature, and Yiddish culture are invited to complete a minor in Jewish studies.

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We offer courses on Jewish languages (Hebrew and Yiddish) and literatures, as well as ancient, medieval, and especially modern Jewish history and culture.