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Prof. Menachem Mor—Dean of Humanities

The new Dean of the Faculty of Humanities is Prof. Menachem Mor, a Polish-born, Jewish history scholar. A former Assistant to the Rector, he served as Chairman of the Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies prior to taking up the new academic administrative post.

Not long after gaining his doctorate from the Hebrew University, Mor began a six-year stint as Holder of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He had earned his M.A. at Duke University in North Carolina and B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Haifa.

A specialist in the history of the Second Temple, Mishnaic, and Talmudic periods, Mor has focused in his scores of scholarly articles and books on the peoples that lived in the Land of Israel during these times and on their various sects: Jews, pagans, and Christians. One of his books, for example, deals with The Samaritans in the Ancient World ( in Hebrew). His expertise centers on the Bar-Kochva Revolt, on which he wrote his first book (in Hebrew), entitled The Bar-Kochva Revolt—Its Extent and Effect.

The new dean has been active in the University’s academic administration, having served as a member or chairman of a series of councils and committees over the past decade. He also headed the Center of Research of Eretz Israel Studies and Its Yishuv of Yad Ben-Zvi and the University of Haifa. Outside the University, he is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a member of the Board of the Journal of Jewish History and a member of the World Organization of Jewish Studies.

Menachem Mor is married and has three children.


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University Joins War on Drugs,
Campaign Is Integral to Interdisciplinary Clinical Center’s Service

Kidma Project Helps Students Face Their Identities

University Will Not Be Silent in Face of UK Boycott

Anat Liberman Is New External Relations Head

Prof. Majid Al-Haj to Be New Dean of Research

Prof. Sophia Menache – New Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Menachem Mor—Dean of Humanities

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Students Have an Address for Complaints: Professor Schatzker, Their Ombudsman

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Giora Lehavi: His Job Is to Check on Quality Management, and Other Standards

University’s Sports Teams Prove a Winner in More Ways than One

Student Publishes His Road to Wisdom

Honors and Awards

Mother and Son—in utero—Studied Hebrew at University’s Summer Ulpan

University’s China Connection Continues

Unique Algorithm Enables Better Mobile Wireless Communication




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