secularization

New Jewish Literature
20/03/2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
This book brings together new readings in modern Jewish literature, in its various realms, from the Baal Shem Tov to Agnon, from Rabbi Nachman to Kafka. This combination poses anew the question of literature by examining the material conditions, the textualities, the narrations and fragmentations...
Secularization and Secularism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
20/06/2016 - 18:30 to 21:00
The book’s point of departure is the understanding that forgoing the religion/secularism dichotomy does not mean forgoing the attempt to fully comprehend the processes of secularization. This anthology, based on the work of a research group at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, offers a new,...
“These Are the Names”: Political Concepts in Hebrew beyond the Horizon of the Secularization of the Language
23/05/2016 - 09:00 to 24/05/2016 - 18:00
The aim of the lexical workshop titled “These Are the Names” is to explore the political meaning of the conceptual work of the Hebrew language—a language in which, in the words of Gershom Scholem, “We live as if on the edge of the abyss.” In this workshop we will examine a variety of words, names,...
 Secularization and Secularism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
In the first half of the twentieth century it was widely assumed that an inevitable process of secularization was under way in Western society, followed by the rest of the world, and that at the end of that process religion would be marginalized or would disappear altogether. However, secularism...
Between State and Synagogue
06/06/2013 - 18:30 to 20:30
  Discussion on religion and the state, on the occasion of the publication of Guy Ben-Porat’s book Secularism in Israel is identified with a liberal worldview, small but active, that has been struggling for many years with limited success against the religious monopoly. In the past two decades, in...
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin
Amnon (Nono) Raz-Krakotzkin has since 2014 been the academic director of the Jewish Culture and Jewish Thinking unit at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He also continues to be the academic director of a project entitled Orientalism and Modernity from Jewish Oriental Perspectives, which takes...
Religion, Economy, and Secularization
Over the past two decades, the complex relations between the economy, religion, and secularization have been established amid the broader changes of globalization. These changes pose new challenges to secular and religious groups and create opportunities for new definitions of secularism and...
Research Workshop: Post-Kemalism
The term “post-Kemalism” serves as a chronological concept that marks the transition from the rule of the secular Kemalist parties under the auspices of the military regime to a government that represents the masses. It also serves as an epistemological concept that offers new paradigms for Turkish...
The Jews of the East, Orientalism, and Modern Awareness
What is the connection between Jewish communities in the East and Eastern Jews (Mizrahim) in Israel? Until now, these two areas have tended to be studied separately; the first was considered primarily part of the discipline of history (and, to a lesser degree, of anthropology), whereas the second...