NEW YORK (Jun. 27)
President Zalman Shazar of Israel will join a list of prominent Israeli officials and scholars as a lecturer at New York University’s Professorial Workship in the Land of the Bible, Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, director of the NYU Institute of Hebrew Studies, announced today.
Twenty-one professors of Bible and Hebrew from colleges throughout the United States will participate in the workshop, which will be held in Israel from July 3 through August 9 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State. The State Department has released $33,000 in local currency in Israel to cover costs of the workshop and travel expenses of the participants.
The workshop will include seminars and lectures covering all aspects of Israeli life–social, economic, cultural, and religious–as well as daily instruction in modern Hebrew and field trips to major cities, historical areas, and archaeological sites. Two features of the workshop will be a meeting with a biblical study group at the residence of former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and a two day visit to an archaeological site at Arad in the Negev where the professors will participate in the diggings.