Workshop July 2013

Workshop in Rastatt

Chaired by Marion Kaplan, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann



Lecture Prof. Marion Kaplan – Lisbon is Sold Out! The Daily Lives of Jewish Refugees in Portugal during World War II


Session 1

Nicholas Baer – Dialectics of Jewish Renewal: The Promised Land in Early Zionist Cinema (response: Daniela Bartáková)

Adam Sacks – Rethinking the Jüdischer Kulturbund (response: Katarzyna Czerwonogóra)

Karin Nisenbaum – Tsimtsum in Rosenzweig and Schelling (response: Matthew Handelman)


Session 2

Katarzyna Czerwonogóra – From local to international: mobilization of Jewish women for recognition in Women’s International Zionist Organization (response: Achim Wörn)

Dustin Atlas – The Jewish German Roots of the In-Between: Martin Buber on Religion, Violence, and Otherness (response: Rahel Fronda)

Matthew Handelman – Towards a Messianic Theory of Knowledge: Mathematics, “Bewährung,” and Rosenzweig’s Reinvention of Philosophy (response: Nicholas Baer)

Monica Lee – Making Up Benjamin: Pseudopodia as Structural-Cultural Development in the Frankfurt School’s Amoeba (response: Adam Sacks)


Session 3

Achim Wörn – Post-war Anti-Semitism in Stettin (response: Dustin Atlas)

Rahel Fronda – Identifying groups of Hebrew manuscripts (response: Monica Lee)