Invited Guest Lectures:

“Women in Iran” in Orly Rahimian's course Topics in Middle East Politics: The Iranian Revolution, NYU, Tel Aviv Branch (2011-2013).

“Early Judaeo-Persian – the Missing Link?” and “Iranian Words and Names in the Scroll of Esther”, Institut für Iranistik, Frei Universität Berlin, 2007.

“Learning Persian from the Jews – The Contribution of Jewish Sources for the Study of Persian Language History” (English), "Zoroastrian Cosmology and Cosmogony" (Persian), Georgia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia (Caucasus), 2014.

Guest lectures on Iran in all Israeli Universities, including the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Early Judaeo-Persian (Historical Persian Linguistics) Teacher, Iranian Linguistics Summer Schools, Institut für Iranistik, Hamburg Universität, Hamburg, Germany, 2010 (Minerva ARCHES) 2011-2013 (DAAD).


Fourth Irano-Judaica Conference, Jerusalem, July 1998, paper presented: “Ergative Constructions in the Jewish Dialect of Yazd?”.

Fourth SIE conference, Paris, September 1999, paper presented: “Number Category in Judaeo-Yazdi”.

Early Judaeo-Persian and the Emergemce of New Persian, Göttingen, December 1999, paper presented: “The Tafsīr of Ezekiel: Three Copyists or Three Authors?”.

Language, Myth and Poetry in Ancient India and Iran, Jerusalem, March 2001, paper presented: “How would I Worship Sraoša (or Mira)? Some New Thoughts about surunvata yasna”.

Middle Iranian Lexicography: The Vocabulary of the Middle Iranian Languages, Rome, April 2001, paper presented: “Middle Persian Survivals and other Lexicographical Puzzles in Early Judaeo-Persian”.

Fifth Irano-Judaica Conference, Piliscsaba (Hungary), September 2003, paper presented: “Learning from Mistakes, Slips and Inconsistencies in the Early Judaeo-Persian Tafsīr of Ezekiel” (published in the proceedings).

Fifth SIE Conference, Ravenna, October 2003, paper presented: “How to Say No in Early Judaeo Persian” (published in the proceedings).

35th AJS Conference, Boston, December 2003, paper presented (by proxy): “Five Hands, Three Collections, Two Manuscripts, One Prophet: Early Judaeo-Persian Commentaries on the Book of Ezekiel”.

Fourth Conference of the Israeli Association for Language and Society, Ramat Gan (Israel), June 2005, paper presented: “From Minority Language to Immigrant Language – the Hebrew Component and the Israeli Component in Judaeo-Yazdi”.

Iranian Jewry: History, Society and Cultural Achievements, Ramat Gan (Israel), June 2005, paper presented: “Linguistic Discussions in the Early Judaeo Persian Tafsīr of Ezekiel”.

Iranian Identities (Interim SIE Conference), Rome, September 2005, paper presented: “Word Play in the Scroll of Esther” (published in the proceedings).

Jewish Languages and Hebrew, Jerusalem, June 2006, paper presented: “Hebrew Grammar in Early Judaeo Persian”.

Sixth Irano-Judaica Conference, Hamburg, September 2006, paper presented: “The Religious Sprachbund: the Sacred-Language Element in Pahlavi and in Jewish Lanugages” (to be submitted for publication in the proceedings)

Mini Workshop on Judaic-Iranian Studies, Institut für Iranistik, Frei Universiät Berlin, July 2007. Lectures about The Scroll of Esther and Jewish Languages in Iran.

Sixth SIE Conference, Vienna September 2007, paper presented: “The Contribution of Hebrew and Jewish Languages to the Study of the Evolution of Persian Language”.

Integrating Sephardi and Mizrachi Studies: Research and Practice, Los Angeles, November 2008, presentation of Judaeo-Persian and Iranian in panel discussion: “Distinctness in Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewish Languages”.

25th Conference on Jewish Languages, Jerusalem, June 2010. Paper presented: “The Early-Judaeo-Persian Tafsīr of Genesis: Original Composition or Translation?”.

31st DOTM (Deutcher Orientalistentag), Marburg, September 2010. Paper Presented: “The Religious Sprachbund: Applying Jewish-Languages Research Tools to the Study of Iranian Languages and Dialects”, in a panel about Iranian Dialectology.

Seventh Irano-Judaica Conference, Jerusalem, October 2010. Paper Presented: “False Friendship in the Scroll of Esther” (to be published in the proceedings).

From Baby M to Google Baby, 15 years to surrogate-motherhood law in Israel. Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Decmeber 2010. Ex-surrogate mother in the panel “Practical Dilemmas”.

Seventh SIE Conference, Kraków September 2011, paper presented: “The Early-Judaeo-Persian Tafsīr of Genesis: Original Composition or Translation?”. (to be published in the proceedings).

International Surrogate Motherhood Conference, College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, January 2012, Ex-surrogate mother in the panel.

Sex Acher, Gender studies conference, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, May 2012, Surrogate motherhood panel.

Fifth Ezri Center Conference, Haifa, April 2013, paper presented: "China – Friend or Foe?"

Constructing Nationalism in Iran, Tel Aviv, June 2013, Paper presented "the Farhangestān between Nationalism and Islamism".

Ezri Center Elections Panel, Haifa, June 2013, paper presented: "1392 Elections in the Social Networks".

Issues in the Research and Teaching of Hebrew Language in Theory and in Practice, Jerusalem, July 2013, paper presented: "Ways of Borrowing Persian Words into Hebrew" (in Hebrew).

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  1. Ramin

    The best language course I ever had! It was an intensive course in a short time. It could be longer!

  2. Ayelet

    "Thamar adapts her teaching methods to suit the students even in heterogeneous classrooms. The course workbook is constructed in a way that helps memorise the important parts of each lesson, and is accompanied by relevant media that helps develop all skills.
    The one area where the course can be improved is vocabulary, especially in the first half – though the second half of the course more than makes up for it."

  3. Nastaran Shirzad

    I'm language teacher beside I'm learning new languages. I know several languages of different languages families. By this I want to say thamar's course was perfect in a way that the atmosphere was great. The style and method of teaching was more practical and effective than other Hebrew teachers I had. The way she communicates and behave with students is influential. She is able to motivate her students and make then eager to continue with learning. Generaly she was quite good because she tried to fulfill the methodological gaps nicely.

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