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Jewish Studies
7031 Freret Street
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

Phone: 504-865-5349
Fax: 504-865-5348

Email: jewishstudies@tulane.edu


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Yehuda Halper | yhalper@tulane.edu
7031 Freret Street, Rm. 210
504-865-5349

Professor of Practice

Dr. Yehuda Halper, Professor of Practice of Jewish Studies, earned his Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from Bar Ilan University in Israel. His 2010 dissertation (awarded “Highest Distinction”) examined Averroes’ 12th century Arabic commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics and their transmission into Hebrew. His articles explore the transmission of science and philosophy into medieval Jewish thought and argue that this process was crucial for the later development of modern philosophy and science. In his courses, Dr. Halper strives to underline how important philosophical underpinnings of Zionism and the State of Israel have their roots in medieval concepts, many of which draw on Arabic and Greek philosophy. Dr. Halper has an M.A. in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an A.B. in Classical Studies and Mathematics (with honors in both, as well as general honors) from the University of Chicago. He reads English, Hebrew, Greek (both ancient and modern), Latin, German, Literary Arabic, Italian, Spanish, French and Aramaic.

CV (May 29, 2013)

Sample Article :
PRAYERS TO THE GOD OF ARISTOTLE’S METAPHYSICS:
TEFILLOT SIYYUM FOR CHAPTERS OF BOOK ∆ OF ARISTOTLE’S METAPHYSICS

Tulane University Jewish Studies Dept., 7031 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504)-865-5000 jewishstudies@tulane.edu