Joel H. Duman - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Joel H. Duman, Ed.D.

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Senior Lecturer


Israel Rabbinical Program, Jerusalem; Year-In-Israel Program, Jerusalem
Academic Field: 
Bible and Cognate Studies; History
Research Interests: 
Bible and Visual commentary

Joel Duman is a Senior Lecturer at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. Raised in New Jersey, he attended the University of Chicago prior to making aliyah to Israel in 1970. 

Continuing his studies in Bible and Jewish History at the Hebrew University, he received a BA and MA, Teaching Certification and becanme a licensed tour guide.

After his army service, Joel went into the field of education, both with Jewish students from abroad and in Jerusalem high schools.  After several years of work in computer-based educational productions, he returned to studies, at the Davidson School of Jewish Education of JTS, and obtained an Ed. D. 

He has been teaching at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem since 2007, while offering online courses for JTS and continuing to develop a website on biblical art.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

Visual Midrash from the TALI Education Fund Collections -

"The Treatment of Cain and Abel Story in Midrash Tanhuma" Moed 17 (2007)

"Through the Looking Glass at Sinai" Conservative Judaism 59 (2006)

Current and Future Courses
Introduction to Bible
Biblical History