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The 3rd Symposium on Jewish Studies

Judaism in Modern Era- Interpretative Studies of Ancient and Current Texts

Date: 2018/08/19 8:30-18:00
Place: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lecture: Paul Mendes-Flohr
Kotaro Hiraoka
Fumio Ono
Masato Goda
Joel Swanson
Tetsu Kitamura
Ada Taggar-Cohen
Zev W. Harvey
Anri Ishiguro
Yu Amano
Tzvi Schoenberg
Ori Werdiger
Moses Lapin
Orr Scharf
David Cohen
8:30-8:40 Opening words – Ada Taggar-Cohen, Director of CISMOR
Greetings by Prof. Uzi Rebhun, Vice Dean of the Humanities

■Chair: Zev W. Harvey
8:40-9:10 Paul Mendes-Flohr, “Jewish Studies in Historical Perspective”
9:10-9:40 Kotaro Hiraoka, “Martin Buber’s Reception of Hassidism”
9:40-10:10 Fumio Ono, “Religious Anarchism and Bipolarity in the Thought of Martin Buber”
10:10-10:40 Masato Goda, “On Spinoza’s ‘Abrégé de grammaire hébraïque’”
10:40-10:50 Break

■Chair: Paul Mendes-Flohr
10:50-11:20 Joel Swanson, “Speech and Silence: Two Modern Readings of Psalm 115”
11:20-11:50 Tetsu Kitamura, “The Lack of ‘Zion’ in the Book of Ezekiel”
11:50-12:20 Ada Taggar-Cohen, “Religious prohibitions in the Bible and Hittite Cultures: What does “Holiness” mean in Both Cultures?”
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break

■Chair: Kotaro Hiraoka
13:30-14:00 Zev W. Harvey, “Maimonides and Bialik on Spoken Hebrew”
14:00-14:30 Anri Ishiguro, “Progress and Ambiguities: Kaufmann Kohler’s Vision for Jewish Women and Zionism during the Transitional Period of the Reform Movement”
14:30-15:00 Yu Amano, “Western Influence on Jewish Intellectuals in Iraq”
15:00-15:10 Break

■Chair: Fumio Ono
15:10-15:40 Tzvi Schoenberg, “Language and Ordinary Experience in Early Hasidism: Preliminary Remarks”
15:40-16:10 Ori Werdiger, “Secularism According to two 20th Century Jewish Mystics: A. I. Kook’s and Léon Askenazi’s Explications of a Talmudic Tale narrating the Rabbinic Victory Over Idolatry”
16:10-16:40 Moses Lapin, “What is Medieval Political Philosophy? Our Averroes and Averroes’ Plato”
16:40-17:10 Orr Scharf, “Hermann Cohen's Reading of the Sinai Revelation: Between Observance and Remembrance”
17:10-17:40 David Cohen, “A World Founded on Chesed; the Source and Content of the Ethical-Halachic Life”
17:40-17:50 Closing Remarks

18:30 – Dinner
A collaboration between CISMOR and the Faculty of Theology, Doshisha University and The Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
program-3rd Symposium-Jerusalem-8-19-18
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