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About Ken Frieden

Professor Frieden teaches Judaic Literature, specializing in Yiddish and Hebrew texts. He has held the B.G. Rudolph Chair in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University since 1993. He also edits a series, Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art, at Syracuse University Press. In addition to working in the fields of Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature, he is active as a Klezmer clarinetist.


Present B.G. Rudolph Chair of Judaic Studies Interdisciplinary, Syracuse University
Present Professor, English, Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, and Religion, Syracuse University

Curriculum Vitae

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  • JSP/REL 107 Religion, Literature, Film
  • JSP/REL 131 Great Jewish Writers
  • JSP/REL 231 Judaic Literature
  • JSP/REL 333 Yiddish Literature in Translation
  • JSP/REL 335 Israeli Literature and Culture
  • JSP/REL 439 Senior Seminar: Judaic Studies
  • JSP/REL 676 Allegory and Parody
  • JSP/HEB 301 Advanced Hebrew I
  • HEB 303 Advanced Hebrew II
  • HEB 401 Hebrew Literature in the Original

Contact Information

506 Hall of Languages
Phone: 315-443-1894
Judaic Studies Program
310 Tolley Humanities Building
Phone: 315-443-1894


Hebrew Literature (14)

Yiddish Literature (16)