Sharon Faye Koren, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 
(212) 824-2280
Phone: 
fax: (212) 388-1720
Associate Professor of Medieval Jewish Culture; Norman Cohen Chair for an Emerging Jewish Scholar

HUC-JIR/New York

Program/School: 
Rabbinical Program, New York; Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, New York; Master of Arts in Jewish Education, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Philosophy/Theology
Research Interests: 
Jewish Mysticism; Kabbalah; Medieval Gender Studies; Intellectual History; Inter-relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle Ages.

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Sharon Koren is Associate Professor of Medieval Jewish Culture at The Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.  She received her doctorate in Medieval Studies from Yale University and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  

Current and Future Courses
Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Medieval Biblical Exegesis
Survey of Jewish History Part One: from the Muslim Conquest to Emancipation
Readings in the Zohar
Advanced Parshanut
Readings in the Zohar
Jewish Mysticism Part One: From Ezekiel to the Zohar
Jewish Mysticism Part Two: From the Spanish Expulsion to Modern Jewish Mysticism
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Hasidism