Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages launches October 2021

Beginning in October 2021, the new Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL) of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies will offer a range of free online language classes on eleven vernacular languages, spoken and/or written by Jews from the Middle Ages until today, taught by leading academics at universities in Europe and elsewhere.

By offering free, online teaching of rare Jewish languages and their cultural and historical contexts, along with public lectures and an educational blog series on the same topics, OSRJL aims to preserve, spark interest in, enable access to, and reflect on the nature and role of Jewish languages as rich linguistics facets of Jewish life and history. Priority for the limited spaces will be given to current Oxford University students, but members of the public are welcome to apply.

Details of the range of languages available and how to apply can be found at Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages - Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies.

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