Bund and Borders: German Jewish thinking between Faith and Power

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

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The conference Bund and Borders: German Jewish thinking between Faith and Power will be held from May 17th until May 19th 2009 in the Jewish Museum, Berlin.


May 17

18.00 Welcome

18.15 Introduction: Mirjam Wenzel (Jewish Museum Berlin)

18:30–20:30 Evening Session: A German-Jewish Critique?
With: Steven Aschheim (Hebrew Univ.), Amir Eshel (Stanford Univ.), Adi Gordon (Univ. of Wisconsin), Thomas Meyer (Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig)

20.30–22.00 Reception

May 18

10.00–12.00 Morning Session: German-Jewish Intellectual Positions from Mystical Traditions to Radical Politics
With: Martin Kavka (Florida State Univ.), Eugene Sheppard (Brandeis Univ.), Christian Wiese (Sussex Univ.), Udi Greenberg (Hebrew Univ.), Cilly Kugelmann (Jewish Museum Berlin)

12.00–13.30 Lunch

14.00–16.00 Afternoon Session I: A Jewish Political Theology?
With: Vivian Liska (Univ. of Antwerp), Menachem Lorberbaum (Tel Aviv Univ.), Nitzan Lebovic (Tel Aviv Univ.), Martin Treml (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin)

15.00–16.30 Refreshments

16.30–18.30 Afternoon Session II: The Impact of German Jews on Political Culture and Constitutional Issues in Israel
With: Mordechai Kremnitzer (Institute for Democracy Jerusalem), Itzhak Englard (Hebrew Univ. em.), Shai Lavi (Tel Aviv Univ.), Dieter Grimm (Humboldt Univ. em./Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin)

May 19

10.00–12.00: Workshops with Students I
Politics meets Halakhic and Chassidic traditions (with Menachem Loberbaum)
Carl Schmitt and Jacob Taubes (with Martin Treml)

12.30–13.30: Lunch

14.00–16.00: Workshops with Students II
Ethical considerations and aesthetic forms (with Vivian Liska)
An Israeli Constitution? (with Mordechai Kremnitzer)

17.00–18.30: Round Table Discussion: The End of German-Jewish History?
With: Steven Aschheim (Hebrew Univ), Raphael Gross (LBI London, Jewish Museum/Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt a.M.), Martin Kavka (Florida State Univ.), Nitzan Lebovic (Tel Aviv Univ.),Vivian Liska (Univ. of Antwerp), Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Hamburg Univ.), Mirjam Wenzel (Jewish Museum Berlin)

19.00–19.15: Concluding Remarks

(H-Soz-u-Kult: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=11323)


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