Birmingham is is one of the most racially, culturally and religiously diverse communities in the UK (including the local Jewish community) - and with the excellent relationships we have with many of the city’s faith communities, you will gain a first-hand insight into many significant religious traditions.
We host regular outreach seminars in the area of Jewish Studies in conjunction with Mosaic: The Birmingham Society for Jewish Studies as well the annual Rabbi Leonard Tann Memorial Lecture delivered in 2009 by Prof. Michael E. Stone (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (2010), Prof. Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, 2011), Prof Gary Rendsburgh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2012), and Prof. Martin Goodman (University of Oxford, 2013).
Staff with research interests in Jewish and holocaust studies
Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism
Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls.
Senior Lecturer in Jewish and Holocaust Studies
Jewish and holocaust studies, contemporary Christian-Jewish relations; Jewish and Christian (post-)holocaust theologies.
Theology and Religion research specialisms