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Welcome to the Jewish Studies Research Guide

(The Duke of Sussex's Italian Bible, 15th Century, courtesy of the British Library)

Fall 2016 Jewish Studies Classes

Fall 2016 Courses

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Hebrew 1


Js 0013

MTWThF 10 - 10:50 AM

Haya Feig

Intermediate Hebrew 3


JS 0025

MWF 11 - 11:50 AM

Haya Feig

Advanced Hebrew

JS 0037

TTh 11 AM - 12:15 PM

Haya Feig

Myth in the Ancient Near East

JS 0090/RELGST 0090

MW 3 - 4:15 PM

Benjamin Gordon

U.S. and the Holocaust


JS 0283/ HIST 0678/ REGLST 0283

TuTh 1 - 2:15 PM

Barbara Burstin

U.S. and the Holocaust

JS 0283/ RELGST 0283/ HIST 0678

TTh 2:30 - 3:45 PM

Barbara Burstin

Detective Fiction

*new course*

JS 0625/ ENGLIT 0625

Th 6-8:30 pm

Uma Satyavolu

Jews and Judaism - Ancient

JS 1210/ RELGST 1210

MWF 11 - 11:50 AM

Benjamin Gordon

Introduction to Holocaust Literature

JS 1253/ITAL 1079/ENGLIT 1719

MW 3-4:15 pm

Lina Insana

American Jewish Experience

JS 1260/ HIST 1677/ RELGST 1260

TuTh 11 - 12:15 PM

Barbara Burstin

Politics of Contemporary Middle East

JS 1383/ HIST 1763

M 6 - 8:25 PM

Luke Peterson

Zionism, AntiZionism, PostZionism

*new course*

JS 1681/ HIST 1712/ REGLST 1681

TuTh 2:30 - 3:45 PM

Adam Shear


The purpose of this guide is to provide a space for links and information related to research in the field of Jewish Studies. This includes major reference sources, primary resources, local Jewish history resources, newspapers, journals, databases and web sites, and information about using Hillman Library, the main humanities and social sciences library on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Jewish Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study, so there are a variety of types of resources in this guide, covering history and religious studies, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, language, and thirteen other departments/programs.

Collection Highlights

The Jewish Studies library collection in Hillman Library represents a wide range of topics mostly within the social sciences and humanities. Our coverage includes titles from many countries and time periods and from many university and academic presses. In addition to these materials, we have been able to make more specialized purchases due to our initial funding from the Gertrude and Philip Hoffman family. These include:


Liaison Librarian

Laurie Cohen
207F Hillman Library

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