Judaic Studies

Highlights

New book by Prof. Moshe Pelli

October 2016

photoProfessor Moshe Pelli, former director of the UCF Judaic Studies, and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University’s Magnes Press in Jerusalem.

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Prof. Moshe Pelli Published A New Book: The Journals of the Haskalah In mid-Nineteenth Century

April 2015

Hehalutz (1852-1889); Bikurim (1864-1865):

Professor Moshe Pelli, Director of UCF Judaic Studies and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University’s Magnes Press in Jerusalem.

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Pelli Wins Judaica Bibliography Award

May 2014

photoMoshe Pelli is the 2014 winner of the AJL Judaica Bibliography Award. The award, funded by Eric Chaim Kline of Los Angeles, was established to encourage the publication of outstanding Judaica bibliographies.

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The Passing of Dr. Dora Avni

August 2013

I am saddened at the news that one of our former instructors, Dr. Dora Avni, passed away yesterday in Israel.
Dora Avni taught our Hebrew courses for many years, and enriched our program with her enthusiasm, dedication, professionalism, and her love for Hebrew and for Israel.

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Moshe Pelli Publishes New Book on Haskalah Judaism

August 2013

photoMoshe Pelli, Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies and director of the UCF Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies, has published his new book in Israel. Titled Atarah Leyoshnah: Restore Judaism to Its Pristine Splendor, the book deals with the struggle of the early Hebrew Maskilim (enlighteners) in Germany in the last quarter of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century to rejuvenate and redefine Judaism to be what this writer terms “the Haskalah (Enlightenment) Judaism.”

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