CfA: Master Class on Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics, Berlin Sep 12-14

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Call for Applications:

Master Class on Modern Talmudic Hermeneutics

September 12-14, 2022

Katholische Akademie Berlin

with Oded Schechter and Elchanan Reiner

Submission Date: 10.6.2022

The Berlin Center for Intellectual Diaspora invites graduate students and early-career scholars to submit applications to participate in a master class on modern talmudic hermeneutics, which will take place on September 12-14, 2022, at the Katholische Akademie Berlin. The organizers will take care of accommodation and will partly reimburse travel costs upon request.

The master class will be led by two instructors. Elchanan Reiner (Tel Aviv University, emer.) will focus on three fundamental debates among talmudic scholars in the emergence of early modern Ashkenazi thought; Oded Schechter (Makhloykes Berlin) will focus on Paulinian hermeneutics in Jewish Studies.

While discussions will be held in English, participants are required to have basic reading proficiency in rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic and basic familiarity with talmudic texts. The program is explicitly open to researchers also in fields beyond rabbinics, and scholars in other areas of Jewish thought, philosophy, hermeneutics, literature, religion, history or culture are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a short covering letter (max. 1 page) and a short CV (max. 2 pages) and be sent as one PDF by June 10, 2021, to Elad Lapidot at

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