Herzl Reloaded – It's No Fairytale
Staged Reading with the Authors and Heio von Stetten as Theodor Herzl (with Audio Recording)
"Dear Dr. Herzl, … you would be hopelessly lost in Israel of today."
What does Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, still have to say to us today? In a fictitious e-mail exchange, Doron Rabinovici, author and historian who was born in Tel Aviv and lives in Vienna, and his friend Natan Sznaider, who was born in Germany and teaches sociology in Tel Aviv, enter into a trialog with Herzl the visionary, who died in 1904.
Rabinovici and Sznaider put Herzl on the spot. How much does his work "The Jewish State" correspond to today’s Israel? Is there such a thing as a Jewish society? How do tradition and start-up modernity merge in Israel? And what is the significance of the memory of the Shoah?
An exciting exchange of views on Judaism, the Israeli present, and the Jewish Diaspora.
A cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation
7 July 2016, 7 pm