‘Public Lectures’ Events

Exile and Return: Psalms 137 and 126


Prof. Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University)   The Jewish civilization is text-based, but which are the most important texts in Jewish tradition? We have posed the question to leading Israeli academicians from various fields in Jewish Studies. Here are their responses.   Time: 18:00-19:00 Place: Hollandersalen, Judiska Centret, Ny ... ... more »  

Prayers for the High Holidays: Kol Nidre and Unetane Tokef


Prof. Avigdor Shinan (Hebrew University) Prof. Shinan is Professor of Hebrew Literature. His fields of research are the Midrashic and Aggadic literature, the Aramaic Translations of the Bible and the Jewish Prayer book. His list of publication contains more than 120 scholarly articles and 8 books.   The Jewish civilization is text-based, ... ... more »  

A Revolution in Jewish Education: Naphtaly Herz Wessely


Prof. Motti Zalkin (Ben-Gurion University)    Time: 18:00-19:00 Venue: Paideia, Nybrogatan 21, Stockholm Admission: Free Registration to info@paideia-eu.org   A cooperation between Paideia and the Great Synagogue in Stockholm.  “Where human knowledge ends, the Divine teaching begins” In the lecture we wi ... ... more »  

The Zohar and its Place in Jewish Culture


Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University) Prof. Boaz Huss teaches Kabbalah at the Goren-Goldstein Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is an expert of various areas of Kabbalah, including the Zohar and contemporary Kabbalah.     Time: 18:00-19:00 Place: Paideia, Nybrogatan 21, Stockholm Admis ... ... more »  

Law and Life in Medieval Ashkenaz


  Rachel Furst, Hebrew University    Time: November 15 at 18:00-19:00  Place: Paideia, Nybrogatan 21, Stockholm Admission: Free Registration to info@paideia-eu.org   A cooperation between Paideia and the Great Synagogue in Stockholm.  Medieval German and French scholars devoted much of their legal act ... ... more »  

Israeli Declaration of Independence as a Modern Jewish Text


  PhD Candidate Rani Jaeger (Bar-Ilan University) Rani Jaeger is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Bar Ilan University at the department of Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies. He is also the Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute School for Teacher Education. Time: Janaury 10, 2012 at 18:00-19:00  Place: Paideia, Nybrogatan 21, Sto ... ... more »  

“Annulling It Is Allowing its Existence”: Abraham and Ethics in Gur Hasidism


  PhD candidate Assaf Tamari (Ben Gurion University)  One can hardly question the importance of the appearance of the Hasidic movement, in 18th century Eastern Europe, for the shaping of Jewish life and thought ever since. Its immense influence was not limited to the numerous, varied and ever changing Hasidic communities; whether as a s ... ... more »  

The Modern Jew and his Antiquated Tradition: I.L. Peretz Recounts Hasidic Tales


  Dr Nicham Ross (Ben Gurion University) We will engage in joint reading of a Hassidic tale regarding the midnight lamentation (‘Tikkun Hatzot’) of the Rebbe of Sassov.  This text will serve as the basis for discussing the conflicting responses that a traditional, pre-modern, Jewish text evokes in the hearts and minds of&nbs ... ... more »  

Applying Biblical Economic Mitzvot in Modern Life – Is it Possible?


  Mordy Cohen, Paideia Scholar-in-Residence   The Mitzvot of Shmitta (seventh year sabbatical) and Yovel (Jubilee), the banning of interest and others, form a unique economical system required in a Jewish state. In comparing the fundamental values behind that system and those of the modern ways of life, we will ask: Can these Mitzvot b ... ... more »  

Why were the Israelites enslaved in Egypt?


Prof. Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University) The Bible does not offer an overt answer for the question why were the Israelites enslaved in Egypt for 400 years. The lecture will uncover several different answers which are hidden between the lines of the biblical text.   Prof. Zakovitch has served as Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the ... ... more »