The Faculty of Humanities was the Hebrew University’s first faculty, and has since been home to the great minds that have nurtured and inspired subsequent generations.
The Hebrew University's Division of Oral History has launched a new website that provides public access to 900 previously unavailable Holocaust-related voice recordings and transcripts. This website will serve as an invaluable resource benefitting the study, research and production of materials relating to the Shoah.
A gold medallion etched with a menorah, Torah scroll and shofar (ram’s horn) — uncovered during recent excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount — is described by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar as “a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime discovery.” The “Ophel treasure” cache also included 36 gold coins spanning more than two centuries and gold and silver jewelry.More
For the first time in Israel, a new one-year master’s program in Jewish education, aimed at Jewish and non-Jewish educators and taught in English, gives students who are not fluent in Hebrew the added dimension of ‘the Israel experience.’ In addition to Jewish educators, the program is geared to those from non-Jewish minority groups who are interested in acquiring the educational tools that will help them preserve their legacy.More
The Institute of Archaeology’s 2013 excavation season has yielded several key finds. Working near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Dr. Eilat Mazar has uncovered the oldest alphabetical written text ever found in the city, from the times of Kings David and Solomon. In an unexpected discovery at a site near the Sea of Galilee, Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Sharon Zuckerman unearthed part of a unique Sphinx belonging to pyramid-building pharaoh King Mycerinus.More
February 15, 2013: In 2007, after a 40-year search, renowned archaeologist Professor Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University’s Institute for Archeology discovered King Herod’s tomb at Herodium on the edge of the Judean Desert. The world’s first exhibition on the life and legacy of Herod recently opened at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; it is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Netzer who died in 2010, at the site of his seminal discovery.More