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Bergman – Kidush Ha-Shem

To mark Israel’s independence day and the 50th anniversary of the June war of 1967, we have chosen to display excerpts from Hugo Bergman’s essay Kidush Ha-Shem [literally: sanctification of God]. Shmuel Hugo Bergman (1883-1975) wrote the essay Kidush Ha-Shem in 1913. In it he sought to clarify the concept of Kidush Ha-Shem, which is, [...]

By | 2017-12-17T12:38:03+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Archive Blog|0 Comments

Ernst Akiba Simon (1899-1988): Life, Work and Controversies between Germany and Israel

International Conference of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem   Berlin 20th – 22nd August 2018     Since the early 1920s Ernst Simon has played a multifaceted role in the discourses of German-speaking Judaism. This includes his authorship of countless newspaper articles and essays such as [...]

By | 2017-12-12T13:20:07+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Call for Paper|0 Comments

Gnosis and Jewish Modernity

Marking the presentation of the Tirza and Ya’akov Rosenthal Scholarship to Dr. Yonatan Cahana In conjunction with the Richard Koebner Center for German History at the Hebrew University and the Department of German Language and Literature at the Hebrew University With: Prof. Christoph Schmidt, The Hebrew University Dr. Yotam Hotam, Haifa University Prof. Benjamin Pollock, [...]

By | 2017-12-10T12:34:45+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

The German Pogrom November 1938: An Account of Facts

The Nazi Pogrom of the Jews in Germany and Austria at the night of November 9th and the 10th 1938 (known also as Kristallnacht, after the smashed glasses of Jewish shops and synagogues) could be perceived as a minor event in comparison the horrors of the Holocaust. But considering that the people of the time [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:54:14+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Archive Blog|Comments Off on The German Pogrom November 1938: An Account of Facts

Seventy Five Years to the Death of Stephan Zweig – From Yesterday’s World to the World of Today

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 19:0, at the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem In conjunciton with the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin With: Prof. Shmuel Feiner, Head of Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University Mr. David Boaz, President of the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin Prof. Mark Gelber, Ben-Gurion University: Stephan Zweig – [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:45:44+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Events|Comments Off on Seventy Five Years to the Death of Stephan Zweig – From Yesterday’s World to the World of Today

Annual Prof. Jacob Katz Memorial Lecture

The Professor Jacob Katz Annual Memorial Lecture 18:30: Annual presentation of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem scholarships 19:30: Lecture by Professor Jay Berkowitz, University of Massachusetts, USA Law, Halacha and History: A New Perspective on the World of Ashkenaz Jewry in the Early Modern Era June 20, 2017, at the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem

By | 2017-06-07T12:30:59+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on Annual Prof. Jacob Katz Memorial Lecture

Two Hundred Years of the Science of Judaism: Historiography, Ideology and the Challenge of a Usable Past

 Annual International Conference of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem February 18-20, 2018 In collaboration with: The Historical Society of Israel The Institute for the History of the German Jews (Hamburg) Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft of the Leo Baeck Institute Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center (Tel Aviv) The Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) The Center [...]

By | 2017-07-04T10:41:57+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Call for Paper|Comments Off on Two Hundred Years of the Science of Judaism: Historiography, Ideology and the Challenge of a Usable Past

Wedding customs followed in German-Jewish families and communities

In the Hebrew calendar, Lag BaOmer, on 18th Iyar, marks the beginning of the wedding season. We present here a few documents from our archive that illustrate the wedding customs followed in German-Jewish families and communities. A family poem (Tafel-Lied) composed by the family of Ida Caro and Julius Tuch in Berlin, on October 13, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T12:25:02+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Archive Blog|Comments Off on Wedding customs followed in German-Jewish families and communities