Jews and Words

När: Onsdag 30 augusti 2017 kl 18:00

Var: Samlingssalen, Bajit, Nybrogatan 19A

Why are words so important to so many Jews?
Roaming the Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words.


Fania Oz-Salzberger

Fania Oz-Salzberger is Director ... more »  

Krister Stendahl Memorial Lecture

Migration: A Chance for Metanoia\"

Onsdag 30 augusti kl 10-12 på Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm 

Årets föreläsning till Krister Stendahls minne hålls av teol. dr. Regina Polak, som är lektor i praktisk teologi vid Wiens universitet. Hennes forskning handlar om religiösa förändringsprocesser i Europa, och religion i migrationens kontext. Hon är rådgivare till den tyska katolska biskopskonferensens migrationskommission.

Föreläsningen kommer att hållas inom ramen för heldagskonferense ... more »  

The difficult Path to Compensation of Holocaust Victims


The Difficult Path to Compensation of Holocaust Victims
and Other Nazi Victims in Central and Eastern Europe

Dr. Jiří Šitler and Prof. Felix Kolmer

Until the year 2000, most Holocaust survivors and other Nazi victims from Central and Eastern Europe did not have access to compensation programs from Germany, unlike victims who lived in Western Europe, the United States, and Israel. The reason was the so-called Hallstein Doctrine,which excluded any payments, including those to Nazi victims, into countries without diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
This doctrine was maintained not only after establishment of diplomatic relations in 1970s,
but even long after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. At the same time, survivors in Central and Eastern Europe were affected by injustices inherited ... more »  

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


Biljetter kan beställas på:

Alla filmer har undertext på engelska.



Isra ... more »  

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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