Welcome to Dirasaat Yahudiya. This website contains articles on a variety of Jewish studies in the Arabic and English language authored by Dr. Jaafar Hadi Hassan. There is also information on his books, lectures and interviews on the same subject.

    Dr. Jaafar Hadi Hassan specialises in Semitic Languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Phoenician) and Jewish Studies with BA (Hons), MA and PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. He is also a specialist in Arabic Language and Literature with BA and MA from  Iraq. He has also studied the German Language. 

Dr. Hassan has taught at various Universities including Basra, King Abdul-Aziz, Manchester, Salford, McGill, International Islamic University and Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London. He founded the Arabic Language Centre and directed it for ten years. He has authored several books on Jewish Studies, and published hundreds of articles in English and Arabic on the same and similar subjects. Considered an expert in his field Dr. Hassan has been an external examiner for post-graduate research for some Universities. Recently, he has authored the article on Hebrew Language in the Encyclopedia of Islam (Turkey), and has been interviewed on numerous channels in Arabic and English.  Dr. Hassan has participated in a number of international  conferences and delivered many talks and seminars on his field. 

An MA thesis was awarded with distinction, in June 2014-15, to a student at The Ameer Abdel Kader University in Algeria. The thesis topic covered Dr Jafar Hassan's Jewish Studies. Dr Hassan is a member of the Institute of Linguists in London.