Re-Thinking Zion: Altneue Visions of Jewish Politics

Re-Thinking Zion: Altneue Visions of Jewish Politics

Photo: Weingärtner mit Kalebstraube, Wikipedia Re-Thinking Zion: Altneue Visions of Jewish Politics Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Center for Intellectual DiasporaDecember 12, 2022 In recent years, various scholars, intellectuals, and authors have been working on projects that re-visit, re-assess, re-interpret, and re-imagine Jewish politics, both in its modern performance and in its traditional…

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,…

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,…

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 – 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…