Advanced Torah Studies

Advanced Torah Studies


The Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies

The Institute (MAGAL) is the flagship of Bar-Ilan University's "Torah im Derekh Eretz" ideal. Since its founding over 35 years ago, the Institute has uniquely enabled Bar-Ilan students to combine intense, high-level Torah scholarship with their academic training in a wide range of fields. This special Shiduch has produced both a new prototype of a Torah scholar with profound intellectual awareness as well as a novel breed of professionals and academicians who are also Talmidei Chachamim.

For more information check the Institute's page.

Beit Midrash for Men (Kollel)

The Kollel students devote at least half of each day to Talmudic study in the traditional yeshiva format of havruta (partnership) learning, interspersed with shiurim by the Rashei Yeshiva a Most students are graduates of the five year Hesder program which combines yeshiva study with service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

For more information check the Kollel's page.

Midrasha for Women

The Midrasha was established in 1982 in response to the increasing demand for advanced Torah study opportunities for Jewish women.  Hundreds of female graduates of the IDF and Sherut Leumi (Israel’s National Volunteer Service) study at the Midrasha,Israel’s foremost women’s Torah institute.
The Midrasha students, who are all enrolled at Bar-Ilan in full undergraduate and graduate programs, take on an extra load of courses given by prominent rabbis and Torah scholars, in Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Halacha and Jewish thought.  Courses also include professional development classes and education programs for teachers.

Special emphasis is placed on promoting independent Torah research, community involvement, and halachic expertise in family and women's issues.  The Midrasha also encourages community involvement and provides its students with broad halachic knowledge in issues concerning various social and cultural questions.
A unique program at the Midrasha offers a group of brilliant women, working toward their PhD’s in a variety of academic fields, the opportunity to study Torah in an elite program, preparing them for dual roles as academic leaders and talmidot hachamot.

For more information check the Midrasha's website.


Last modified: 28/02/2017