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Shaul Bar, Professor Director

Dr. Bar holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Semitic Languages and Literature from New York University, and serves as Director of the Bornblum Judaic Studies program.

His scholarly interests are the religion of ancient Israel, the history of modern Jewish biblical scholarship and comparative Semitic languages.

Among his notable publications are three books, A Letter that has not been Read - Dreams in the Hebrew Bible (2001); I Deal Death and Give Life - Biblical Perspective on Death (2010); and God's First King - the story of Saul.

Dr. Shaul Bar 


Mark A. Kaplowitz, , David Bornblum Visiting Scholar of Judaic Studies

Dr. Kaplowitz received his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University with a dissertation on the interpretation of Spinoza found in the writings of the Jewish-German philosopher Hermann Cohen.

His research focuses on the Jewish philosophical tradition. He has published work in the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy on Maimonides and Kant, and has presented papers at major national conferences on figures such as Gersonides and Franz Rosenzweig.

At the University of Memphis, Kaplowitz has taught courses for Bornblum Judaic Studies, as well as Religious Studies, Philosophy, and University College, including courses in Holocaust Studies, Medieval and Modern Jewish Philosophy, Introduction to Religion, and Methods and Theory in Religious Studies.

Dr. Mark Kaplowitz 

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