Since the "science of Judaism" was founded in the 19th century with the aim of investigating Judaism as an "object of science" (Immanuel Wolf, 1822), the Jewish religion and culture have been considered within the categories of modern scholarly studies. Often this was, and continues to be, in contrast to the Jewish textual tradition as a separate form of systematic knowledge.
The workshop participants work with collections of texts such as the Torah, the Mishna, the Talmud, and the Midrash, as well as with Jewish knowledge institutions such as the yeshiva, the Bet Midrash, and the Beth Din, and the forms of Jewish knowledge transfer in oral and written traditions. Jewish knowledge traditions will also be compared with those of other religions, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism.
The workshop is being held by the Dahlem Humanities Center of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and the Zentrum für jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg.
Time and Location
- Tuesday, June 2, through Thursday, June 4, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
- Freien Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Room JK 33/121, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Dahlem Dorf or Thielplatz (U3)