André Felipe Cunha Vieira, M.A

André Felipe Cunha Vieira, M.A

Professor of Biblical Hebrew

A Few Words About Me

“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am just for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Hillel – Pirke Avot 1:14

André is a religious carioca Jew and is passionate about research and teaching. One of the things that motivate him most is the challenge of finding new ways to teach and help others gain knowledge. As a Hebrew teacher, he likes to discuss and present solutions to current translation problems from the perspective of professional and religious ethics. André makes use of his theoretical and practical framework of linguistic theories to offer possible alternatives for learning and interpreting the biblical text.


André Felipe holds a B.A from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in Portuguese and Hebrew Language and Literature, and an M.A. in Linguistics from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Currently, he is an invited scholar researcher for Instituto da Lingua Galega (ILG) at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain as part of his PhD in Linguistics.

Professional Experience

André was volunteer teacher of music education at APAE (school for children with special needs) and also a volunteer teacher of Portuguese Language and Mathematics in a state program for YAA (young and adult education). In 2010 and 2011, he worked as a researcher with a scholarship at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and worked as a supporting professor on several occasions. He is currently co-editor of a student scientific journal at the same university. Since 2012, he has served as a professor of Biblical Hebrew at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies.