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    Bar-Ilan University, Building 1004, Room 308

    5290002 Ramat-Gan


Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Arabic offers both undergraduate and advanced degrees, up to and including the Ph.D. We teach the Arabic language in all levels. We specialize in modern and classical Arabic literature, Judaeo-Arabic language and literature as well as Islamic theology and philosophy. We also have strong course offerings in modern Arabic literature, poetry, and advanced grammar.

The Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University is one of the oldest departments in the country, dealing with the Arabic language, Arab literatures and Arab culture. The department's vibrant and dynamic staff includes renowned lecturers and researchers in Israel and around the world. Classes are conducted in a warm and pleasant atmosphere, using advanced teaching aids.

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Areas of study

The study programs in the department include a rich selection of fields of study and research:

Classical literature and modern literature

Islamic Thought and Culture

The Arabic-Jewish language

Language and linguistics

Linguistic skills - reading, writing and speaking; Translation and written expression.

During their studies, the students of the department acquire proficiency in the Arabic language, which allows them to read the Koran in its original form, Maimonides' writings, novels by Naguib Mahfouz, and more.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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