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Arabic Language & Culture Festival

Arabic Language & Culture Festival

June 21, 2022

Thursday and Friday June 23-24, 2022 First Station, Jerusalem (4 David Remez Street) Visit the Polis Table!Taste Arabic FoodExperience Arabic Music and TheatreLearn to Speak Arabic The Polis Institute will be participating in the Arabic Language and Culture Festival, taking place at the First Station in Jerusalem, June 23 & 24.  All are invited. Entrance […]

Learn Spoken Arabic in Tel Aviv!

Learn Spoken Arabic in Tel Aviv!

May 24, 2022

The Polis Institute is pleased to announce a partnership with Ulpan Bayit, Tel Aviv's leading private Hebrew Ulpan located in Florentine. Ulpan Bayit has been teaching Modern Hebrew in their classrooms for a decade and online for over two years. "Tel Avivians have been searching for professional and comprehensive Spoken Arabic courses for a long […]

Dean Christophe Rico Reports Back from the Delphi Economic Forum

Dean Christophe Rico Reports Back from the Delphi Economic Forum

May 18, 2022

On Friday April 8, Dean Christophe Rico spoke at an exclusive meet-up in Ancient Greek and Latin, which was part of the Delphi Economic Forum in Delphi, Greece.  The meet-up, entitled Classics in Praxis: Social Values in Classical Texts, brought together renown professors from Greece and abroad who traveled to Delphi (the center of the […]

Using Inscriptions to Rewrite History: the Heliodorus Stelae and the Arches to Hadrian

Using Inscriptions to Rewrite History: the Heliodorus Stelae and the Arches to Hadrian

May 16, 2022

The Polis Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Souls and Sounds of the City Presents a Free Lecture by Professor Gregory Rowe Recent discoveries of copies of a letter from King Seleucus IV to his minister Heliodorus and of a dedication by Legio X Fretensis to the Emperor Hadrian on Jerusalem’s Third Wall, have caused scholars to rethink the […]

New Latin Language Textbook from the Polis Institute Press

New Latin Language Textbook from the Polis Institute Press

April 28, 2022

This Latin language textbook is based on a new technique developed at the Polis Institute, Living Sequential Expression (LSE), which makes learning a new language easier and more enjoyable.  LSE is inspired by two ideas of François Gouin: the importance of sequence in the learning process, and the need to express basic human experience through the […]

What can we learn about Jerusalem's social and intellectual exchanges from its book production in the Middle Ages?

What can we learn about Jerusalem's social and intellectual exchanges from its book production in the Middle Ages?

April 5, 2022

The Polis Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Souls and Sounds of the City Presents a Free Lecture by Dr. Merav Mack Since antiquity Jerusalem has served as a center for writers, theologians, poets, and thinkers. However, it has also endured a great number of wars that relinquished its libraries and manuscripts. Against all odds, hundreds of manuscripts have […]

Polis Plays Host to Winter Music Festival

Polis Plays Host to Winter Music Festival

April 4, 2022

On Thursday March 24, the Polis Institute played host to the Musrara Winter Music Festival.  This month long event is organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Classical Music and consists of five free concerts that are hosted by various institutions in the Musrara neighborhood.  As the lights were dimmed we were treated to the […]

March 30, 2022

We are now taking registration for our Summer Intensive Language Courses, in which students have the opportunity to advance one level in Ancient Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, or Spoken Arabic.  This year, courses will be taught at three locations: Christendom College in Virginia USAUniversita della Sant Croce in Rome ItalyPolis Institute in Jerusalem Israel.   At Polis we bring ancient languages to […]

The Emmaus Trail

The Emmaus Trail

February 14, 2022

Jerusalem’s newest hiking trail visits a site from the Gospels and more Henri Gourinard, a licensed tour guide in Israel and also a lecturer in historical geography and ancient Near Eastern history at the Polis Institute, describes the competing views on the location of Emmaus, where the resurrected Jesus broke bread with Cleopas, and a […]

Pride, Politics, & Humility in Augustine’s ‘Earthly’ & ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’

Pride, Politics, & Humility in Augustine’s ‘Earthly’ & ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’

February 11, 2022

The Polis Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Souls and Sounds of the City Presents a Free Lecture by Professor Mary Keys Professor Keys will give an overview of her forthcoming book Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine’s City of God (Cambridge; expected in June 2022). Augustine reveres Jerusalem as an image of the perfection of the City of […]