David Ben-Gurion dreamed of creating a Hebrew Oxford in the Negev as a modern Hebrew Yavneh.

Home to the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Heksherim – the Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, and the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, BGU is uniquely positioned to promote the interdisciplinary study of Israel, Jewish culture and thought.

Ben-Gurion University is leading the way in the academic exploration of the founding and development of the State of Israel, the re-birth of the Hebrew language, and the connection between culture and community in Jewish and Israeli society.

“I’m interested in revealing the complex, fascinating story of Israel from as many dimensions as possible.”
– Dr. Paula Kabalo, director of BGU’s Israel Studies International Program

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JNS: Archaeologists Find 2,200-Year-Old Lead Bullet

December 12, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Social Sciences & Humanities

Israeli researchers discover a lead projectile dating from 2,200 years ago during the Hellenistic period, in the ancient palace at Yavne, Israel.

A4BGU CEO: Why Bring Ben-Gurion Day to the USA?

December 2, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Negev Development & Community Programs

The Times of Israel--Like most American Jews of my generation, I grew up with a special connection to Israel. For
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JNS: BGU Medical Student is Israel’s 75,000th Oleh

August 24, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Medical Research

Jewish News Syndicate — A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday
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