Nehama R. Bersohn


Lecturer in Hebrew Language
(Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures)
611 Kent Hall

Nehama R. Bersohn holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University (1976). Her major field was Hebrew language and literature, and her minor was Jewish history. She taught Hebrew language and literature at Princeton University (1972–84) and was a consultant to the Educational Testing Service on Hebrew placement examinations (1977–78). She also taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1985–86), and since 1987 she has been teaching Hebrew language courses at Columbia University.

Selected publications:

  • "An Eighteenth Century Expression of Jewish Nationalism: the Case of Isaac Satanow." In Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress for Jewish Studies. World Congress of Jewish Studies, 1982.
  • "The Role of the Superpowers in the Middle East: The View from Jerusalem." In The Middle East and the Superpowers: Twenty-fifth Annual Near East Conference. Princeton University, 1979.
  • "Isaac Satanow: An Epitome of An Era." In Leo Baeck Institute Year Book XXV. Leo Baeck Institute, 1980.
  • "Israeli Literature and Social, Political and Cultural Changes." Hebrew Studies 20–21 (1979–80).
  • "Yitzhak Shami's Stories: A Western Approach to a Near Eastern Milieu." Modern Hebrew Literature 4, no. 1 (1978).