4 months ago
Varga (50) has a PhD in general literature from ELTE University and his main field of study is hermeneutics, the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.
The institution, officially named the Budapest University of Jewish Studies, was opened in 1877, a few decades after the first European rabbinical seminaries had been built in Padua, Metz, Paris and Breslau. Still, it remains the oldest existing institution in the world where rabbis are graduated.
Inline image caption: The Budapest Rabbinical Seminary in 1902
Title image: Hungarian President János Áder (R) hands Prof. dr. Károly Varga his appointment of rector of the Budapest Rabbinical Seminary