Diasporic Knowledge – Talmud and Contemporary Thought II

Diasporic Knowledge – Talmud and Contemporary Thought II

Talmud and Contemporary Thought II The Workshop on Talmud and Contemporary Thought is an annual intellectual encounter, which explores ways of how the Talmudic tradition of text may offer a medium for contemporary thought, in the sense of thought that engages on issues of contemporary social, political and cultural concern.  The workshop revolves around a Talmudic text,…

Culture of Difference – Anti-Anti-Semitism and Postcolonialism

Culture of Difference – Anti-Anti-Semitism and Postcolonialism

Anti-Anti-Semitismus and Postkolonialismus 13.10.2022, 19 Uhr Öffentliches Podiumsgespräch Prof. Dr. Dan Diner (Hebräische Universität Jerusalem und Universität Leipzig, i.R.),Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun (Humboldt-Universität-Berlin, i.R.) und Prof. Dr. Gregor Maria Hoff (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg) sprechen mit Prof. Dr. Elad Lapidot (Katholische Akademie Berlin/Universität Lille) Media Library Livestream on Youtube Oktober 13, 19h Zeitgenössische Debatten…

Diasporic Knowledge – Rabbinic Dissidence

Diasporic Knowledge – Rabbinic Dissidence

Diasporic Knowledge – Rabbinic Dissidence Public panel discussion in English with Prof. Yaacob Dweck (Princeton) and Prof. Marc-Alain Ouaknin (Paris), moderated by Prof. Elad Lapidot (Berlin/Lille). In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed messiah with a large following in the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was imminent. As Jews everywhere…

Diasporic Knowledge – Opposition to Zionism in Jewish Orthodoxie

Diasporic Knowledge – Opposition to Zionism in Jewish Orthodoxie

Opposition to Zionism in Jewish Orthodoxy Public panel discussion in English with Prof. Yakov Rabkin (Montréal) and Dr. Hannah Tzuberi (Berlin), moderated by Prof. Elad Lapidot (Berlin/Lille) Orthodox Jews opposed Zionism when it emerged in the late 19th century. This rejection has not disappeared to this day and represents an important, often unknown aspect of…

Diasporic Knowledge – Master Class Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics II

Diasporic Knowledge – Master Class Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics II

Master Class on Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics II The Berlin Center for Intellectual Diaspora holds a master class on modern talmudic hermeneutics, which will take place on September 12-14, 2022, at the Katholische Akademie Berlin. Organisation: Prof. Dr. Elad Lapidot The master class will consist in text study led by two instructors. Elchanan Reiner (Tel Aviv University,…

Political Theology in Jewish an Christian Contexts: Reception Histories and Controversies with Carl Schmitt

Political Theology in Jewish an Christian Contexts: Reception Histories and Controversies with Carl Schmitt

Bildnachweis: Carl Schmitt als Student im Jahre 1912   Quelle: Aus Paul Noack, Carl Schmitt, 1993 / wikipedia.de Political Theology in Jewish an Christian Contexts: Reception Histories and Controversies with Carl Schmitt Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology, written in 1922, is present in almost every discussion on the place of the theological within the politics of our secularized societies….

Seele und Moral der Truppe – Militärseelsorge in schwierigen Zeiten

Seele und Moral der Truppe – Militärseelsorge in schwierigen Zeiten

Seele und Moral der Truppe – Militärseelsorge in schwierigen Zeiten Ein interkonfessioneller und interreligiöser Dialog zur Situation der Militärseelsorge (Fachtagung) Es gibt wieder Krieg in Europa. Am 24. Februar 2022 überfiel die russische Armee das Nachbarland Ukraine. Insbesondere mit Blick auf die westeuropäischen Staaten wurde seither immer wieder von einem „Erwachen in der Realität“ gesprochen. In dieser Realität gibt es Krieg…

From This Broken Hill I Sing to You: God, Sex, and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen

From This Broken Hill I Sing to You: God, Sex, and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen

From This Broken Hill I Sing to You: God, Sex, and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen’s troubled relationship with God is here mapped onto his troubled relationships with sex and politics. Analysing Covenantal theology and its place in Cohen’s work, this book is the first to trace a consistent theology across…

Culture of Difference – Anti-Anti-Semitism and Postcolonialism

Culture of Difference – Anti-Anti-Semitism and Postcolonialism

Anti-Anti-Semitism and Postcolonialism Contemporary debates feature a growing tension between the theoretical and political struggle against anti-Semitism, on the one hand, and the theoretical and political discourse of postcolonialism.  This tension may seem paradoxical, insofar as both discourses – the postcolonial and the anti-anti-Semitic – at least nominally feature resistance to historical forms of deep-seated…

Diasporic Knowledge – Master Class Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics I

Diasporic Knowledge – Master Class Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics I

Master Class on Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics The Berlin Center for Intellectual Diaspora brings together graduate students and early-career scholars to participate in a master class on modern talmudic hermeneutics, which will take place on December 7-9, 2021, at the Katholische Akademie Berlin. Organisation: Prof. Dr. Elad Lapidot The master class will consist in text study led…

Diasporic Knowledge – Conference

Diasporic Knowledge – Conference

Diasporic Knowledge – Conference Last decades have seen the rise of “diaspora” as a central category or Denkfigur for critical thinking of contemporary politics, culture and society, which calls into question dominant nation-state models. This conference seeks to examine more specifically the epistemic foundations of diapora, by exploring conceptually and historically the meaning(s) of diasporic knowledge, whereby “knowledge”…

Spring School – Religion and the Culture of Democracy

Spring School – Religion and the Culture of Democracy

IISG Photograph: Ben van Meerendonk Derivative work: Jahobr, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Spring School „Religion and the Culture of Democracy“ Text … Text … Library Alternativ ein Verweis zur Library Figures of AuthorityPeople – Texts – Traditions Democratic societies are currently facing a situation that has been described as a “crisis of representation” or even…

Political Theology, Now, Why?

Political Theology, Now, Why?

Annual Network Meeting “Jewish and Catholic Intellectuality” The public is invited to attend the conference digitally through the following links: Evening Event, October 25, 19h: YouTube Conference, October 26: Zoom Evening Event, October 26, 19h: Zoom Conference, October 27: Zoom Recent decades have seen a renewal of interest in political theology, in the broadest sense of the interrelations between…

Diasporic Knowledge – Talmud and Contemporary Thought

Diasporic Knowledge – Talmud and Contemporary Thought

Talmud and Contemporary Thought General The Talmud is an original intellectual heritage of the Jewish tradition. It is not only a text, but a medium of thought, which is both comparable to and fundamentally different from Western traditions such as philosophy, theology or modern science. Talmudic thought has been active and developing for almost two…

Culture of Difference – Kulturkampf

Culture of Difference – Kulturkampf

Kulturkampf Epochales Ereignis und aktuelle Denkfigur Organisation: Prof. Dr. Daniel WeidnerDr. Stephan Steiner Die Veranstaltung findet statt in Kooperation mit der Universität Halle/Saale. Veranstalter:Universität Halle/SaaleKatholische Akademie in Berlin Veranstaltungsort:Katholische Akademie Berlin, SR 5 (3. OG)Hannoversche Straße 5 10115 Berlin Programm Dienstag, 31. August 2021 15:30 Get togetherBegrüßung der Veranstalter Prof. Dr. Daniel Weidner (Halle/S.) und…