Judaic Studies Is Back
WINNIPEG — After 20 years, the University of Manitoba will once again have a Judaic studies program. The school, which in the 1950s became the first Canadian university to establish such a program, dropped it in 1989 just as other Canadian schools were ramping up theirs or establishing new ones, U of M said in a release. Starting this fall, students can choose from a range of nine courses toward a minor in Judaic studies. It’s hoped a major will be offered eventually, religion professor Justin Jaron Lewis, who heads the program with history professor Benjamin Baader, told the Winnipeg Free Press.