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17-19 May 2009

On behalf of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme we would like to invite you to the International Conference
"Bund and Borders: German Jewish thinking between Faith and Power"

The conference describes the history of German Jewry in light of two principle ideas: the notion of a Bund between the Jewish people and God and the need to define this Bund (Hebrew: Brith) within geopolitical and social borders.

"Bund and Borders" relates to the ideas of key German Jewish scholars who formulated a language of dialogue and defined distinctions between state and religion, power and faith, operative language and its philosophy. With regard to these scholars the conference aims at defining a fruitful and promising relation between the notion of Bund, in its religious and political form, and borders, in its geo-political context, its social as well as methodological relevance.


17-19 May 2009


Old Building, second level, Concert Hall


free For further information and registration please contact Johannes Sabel (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Phone: +49 - 228 82096 288 Email: sabel[at]studienstiftung.de  

The conference was initiated and shaped by Nitzan Lebovic and Mirjam Wenzel, two former Fellows of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme. It is organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Berlin and supported by the Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft".

Please find further information on the conference in this pdf-document (pdf - 4 pages - 206 kb).

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