Faculty Members | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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Faculty Members

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J. Edward Wright
Ph.D., Director and The J. Edward Wright Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies
Email: edwright@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
Office: (520) 626-5763

Office Hours: Currently enrolled students should refer to the syllabus posted on D2L.
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Room 420

  JUS 310 Apocalyptic Imagination
  JUS 372B The History & Religion of Ancient Israel: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Period

J. Edward Wright is...
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Uri Maimon
MA, Hebrew Lecturer, Hebrew Program Coordinator, Career Track, Judaic Studies
Email: maimonu@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5788

A native of Israel, Uri Maimon has been teaching Hebrew at the University of Arizona for the past seven years. Uri graduated from Tel-Aviv University in Social Studies, and received two Masters Degrees from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems and Political Science. Uri...
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Beth Alpert Nakhai
PhD, Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
Email: bnakhai@email.arizona.edu
TEL: Main Office (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5762

Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Suite 420

Beth Alpert Nakhai is an Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, and an affiliated member of the School of Anthropology.  In addition, she is affiliated with the School of Middle East and North African Studies and the...
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Naomi Tor
BA, Hebrew Lecturer, Career Track, Judaic Studies
Email: npresent@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Building, Suite 420

Naomi Present Tor is a Tucson native and an alumnus of the University of Arizona, where she received her B.A. in French and Italian Language and Literature.  She grew up studying Hebrew and has traveled throughout Israel, where she lived while enrolled in a peace and social justice internship...
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