About The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History
The Dinur Center for Research
in Jewish History was established by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the
Ministry of Education and Culture of the State of Israel in July 1974, on the
anniversary of the death of Professor Ben-Zion Dinur. The founders of the Center
envisioned its role as a major academic vehicle for fostering research in all
areas of Jewish History.
The Dinur Center aims to promote the study of Jewish History
throughout the ages, from the biblical to contemporary eras in both Israel and
the Diaspora. Among its activities are the sponsorship and publication of a wide
range of materials - over 100 publications have appeared to date. The Center
also sponsors symposia open to the public as well as academic international
conferences on central issues in Jewish History. Annual fellowships are granted
to undergraduate and graduate students of the Hebrew University.
The Dinur web-site highlights the Center's agenda for the
promotion of the study and research of Jewish History throughout the ages, as
well as the compilation of information relating to the study of Jewish History
throughout the world. If you are reading these words, you have joined more than
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