The difficult Path to Compensation of Holocaust Victims

Lunchföreläsning på Paideia folkhögskola

Dr. Jiří Šitler is a Czech diplomat and historian, and has been Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Stockholm since February 2016. He has dealt with World War II-related issues since the 1990s, having served in such offices as press and foreign policy advisor to President Václav Havel (1993–1997), head of the Czech delegation at the 1998 Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets, observer in the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, Ambassador-at-Large for World War II - related issues, and chief negotiator for compensation of Czech Nazi victims.
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Israelisk filmfestival i Stockholm 6-7 maj

Israelisk filmfestival i Stockholm på biograf Rigoletto


Lördag 6 maj visas:

14:30 Ben Gurion, Epilogue

16:00 Shadow in Baghdad

17:10 Face to Face with Linda Abdul Aziz

18:10 AKA Nadia


Söndag 7 maj visas:

14:30 Ben Gurion, Epilogue

15:45 Hummus! The Movie

17:15 Broken Hearts Club

18:45 Sabena Hijacking - My Version


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Alla filmer har undertext på engelska.



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The Oedipal Figure in Modern Hebrew Literature:

March 20-24, 2017

Michael Gluzman

Professor Michael Gluzman is the head of the Laura Schwartz Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture at Tel Aviv University. Among his publications are The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry (Stanford 2004), The Zionist Body: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Hebrew Literature (Hebrew, 2007) and The Poetry of the Drowned: The Melancholia of  Sovereignty in Hebrew Poetry of the 1950s and 19 ... more »  

Jews and Words: A Secular, Cultural Perspective

March 6 - March 17, 2017

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Fania Oz-Salzberger is Director of Paideia and Professor of History at the Faculty of Law and Center for German and European Studies, University of Haifa. She previously also taught at Monash University and at Princeton University. Fania was raised in Kibbutz Hulda on modern Hebrew culture and the kibbutz movement’s creative understanding of the Jewish legacy. Her Oxford University thesis became her first book, Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Oxford, 1995). Her main field is the history of political ideas in Europe, especially their transfer between cultures and languages. She also researches Jewish ideas in historical perspectives – from early modern political Hebraism (Grotius to Hobbes) to her current work on Jewish ... more »  

Jewish Law: From the Talmud to Shulhan Arukh

February 20 - March 3, 2017
Yakov Z. Mayer

Yakov Z. Mayer is a Ph.D. candidate in Talmud and Jewish History at Tel Aviv University, where he is working on a dissertation entitled “The reception of the Palestinian Talmud in Early Modern Era”. He received his BA and MA in Talmud and Jewish thought from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Mayer is teaching in “Alma – House for Hebrew Culture” in Tel Aviv and in Yeshivat Orot Shaul in Ra’anana, and writing regularly in “Ha’aretz” newspaper supplement for Culture and Literature. His recent book entitled “Readings: The Sages Reading Bible” (2016, Hebrew).

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Kabbalah and Its Place in Late Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Culture

February 6 - February 17, 2017

Assaf Tamari

Assaf Tamari is a doctoral student at the department for Jewish thought in Ben-Gurion University in the Negev. His main field of expertise is sixteenth-century Lurianic Kabbalah, and his research is focused on the Lurianic Body Discourse. His academic interests vary, and include Kabbalistic anthropological models, theories of subjectivity, more »  

The Jewish Society in Modern Era – Between Tradition and Modernity

January 23 - February 3, 2017

Motti Zalkin


Professor Motti Zalkin was born in Jerusalem and received his university training at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an associate professor of modern Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His special fields of interest are the social and economic history of the Jews in Eastern Europe, mainly in Lithuania,

and the history of Jewish education in Eastern Europe. Among his publications are A New Dawn: The Jewish Enlightenment in the Ru ... more »  

Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations: From Sour Grapes to Sacrament

January 12 - 18, 2017

Jesper Svartvik

Professor Jesper Svartvik is Krister Stendahl Professor of Theology of Religions at Lund University

and at the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem.


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Maimonides: Theology, Rationality and Cultural Heritage

December 12 - December 23, 2016

Nicham Ross

Dr. Nicham Ross is a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Nicham received his PhD in Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University and he specializes in researching identi ... more »  

Exploring Jewish Texts with an Educational Lens

December 5 - December 9, 2016

Howard Deitcher

Dr. Howard Deitcher was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He is a faculty member at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and its former director. In addition, he is the director of the Florence Melton Institute for Adult Jewish Learning at Hebrew University. Dr Deitcher is the current educational director of the Revivim Program at Hebrew University, which trains outstanding university students to teach Bible in Israeli national (non-religious) schools. He has published numerous articles, co-edited four books, and is leading educational projects in five countries worldwide. He recently received a grant from the Covenant Foundation to produce a Bible Education program integratin ... more »