David Ariel’s recent essays and articles on topics of interest

Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

In 2008, I moved from the US to Great Britain to take up a position as president of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. Soon after I arrived, I received an invitation to a private reception with Israel’s President Shimon Peres, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.


Henry VIII: Founder of Jewish Studies

When Henry VIII endowed the Regius Professorship of Hebrew at the University of Oxford in 1546, he couldn’t have known that he was establishing the longest continuous academic position in Hebrew studies in the world.


My Books, My Companions

By David Ariel My books have traveled with me faithfully for the last 45 years. My library started out with a small number of books but grew, over time, to a substantial collection of 2,000 … Read More