WINTER SCHOOL ON JEWISH STUDIES 2014
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The lecturers were from
The courses were divided into 4 groups:
- classical Jewish texts and their interpretation (Mikhail Seleznyov “Jewish Bible and Its Greek Re-Interpretation”, Alexey Lyavdansky “The Prophecy As Poetical Competition” and Reuven Kipervasser “Meeting with the Angel of Death – Narrative Topos in Talmudic Literature As the Way to Impression the Talmudic Culture”);
- history of Jews in
- Jews on the cultural crossroads (Victor Shnirelman “Religion and Antisemitism”, Semion Parizhsky “Warrior, Wiseman, Lover: the Ideal of Masculinity in Medieval Hebrew Poetry”, Galina Zelenina “Love and Hatred under the Tribunal: Gender and Communal Relations in Marranos Community”);
Dr. Zeev Khanin gave the plenary lecture “The Island of Israel: between Syrian Conflict, Iran Threat and Egypt Revolution”.
The program included 2 beit-midrash: literary (Alina Polonskaya “What We Don’t Like in Them?”) and Talmudic-philosophical (Reuven Kipervasser and Sergey Stepanishchev “The Dialectics of Vision and Its Absence”). There was also the round table dedicated to the theme of Jews’ participating in Ukranian revolution. The entertainment part included 3 movie-views with the discussion leaded by Sergey Stepanishchev and Katerina Pits.
As 2014 is the year of Sefer’s 20th anniversary there was an evening dedicated to this events where students, lecturers and organizers shared their memories and experience connected with
The full program (in Russian) is available here.
Photo Album is here.