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28 May 2009

Berlin - Sussex: Dialogues on Jewish Past and Present
"On the Question of Redemption: Messianism and the End of History"

What is redemption and will it ever come? The elementary crisis of the 21st century has endowed this Messianic question with a new sense of virulence. In past and present forms of Judaism, Messianism opens up a wide range of conflicting priorities between religion and politics, Jewish law, and the promise of return to the land of Israel.
The series of lectures and discussions explores the promise and the attraction of Messianism. The first event focuses on the relationship between imagined utopias, political movements, and traditional Messianic concepts.

With Sigrid Weigel (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin) and Christian Wiese (Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at Sussex University), chair: Mirjam Wenzel (Jewish Museum Berlin).

The discussion will be in German.


28 May 2009, 7 pm


Old Building,  2nd level, Concert Hall


3 euros, reduced rate 2 euros Bookings (for non-journalists) on tel +49 (0)30 259 93 488 or reservierung[at]jmberlin.de

Series of Lectures and Discussions Co-organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex.

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