Soon Coming: Conference on Torah scholarship in Galicia in honor of r' Meir Wunder

WHO SHINES A LIGHT ON THE LAND OF GALICIA

 

CONFERENCE ON TORAH SCHOLARSHIP IN GALICIA

 

In recognition of Rabbi Meir Wunder and his extraordinary work,

and in honor of his 85th birthday

 

The National Library of Israel, 9 Adar II 5779, 14.3.2019, 15:00-21:00

 

 
15:00 - 15:20  -   RECEPTION 
 

15:20 - 15:45  -   GREETINGS 

 

Prof. Elhanan Rainer, The Academic Director of the National Library of Israel 
Prof. Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities

Prof. Yaron Harel, Dean of the Jewish Studies Faculty, Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Prof. Yehuda Brandes, President of Herzog College
 

15:45 - 17:15  -  SESSION A:  GALICIAN TORAH SCHOLARS

 

CHAIR: Dr. Uriel Gellman, Bar-Ilan University

 

Rabbi Dr. Noam Samet, Head of Yeshivat Siach Yitzhak; Herzog College

 

“To renew its light as it was before”: Incarnations of Books and Libraries in the Foreword to the Book “Ketzot HaChoshen” by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Heller

 

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky, Head of the Beit Midrash for Women, at Heichal Shlomo, Herzog College  
 

“And he instilled it in my heart when I was still a youth: “Coming into Being in the Book “Minchat Chinuch” by Rabbi Joseph Babad

                                                                                                     

Rabbanit Esther Farbstein, Jerusalem College

 

Yosef Guzik, Galician Torah Scholar and the Diary He Wrote from his Hiding Place During the Holocaust  

 

17:15-17:30  -  Break

 

17:30-19:00    SESSION B: ISSUES IN GALICIAN TORAH SHOLARSHIP

 

CHAIR: Prof. Chava Turniansky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities

Mr. Moshe David Chechik, The Hebrew University
 

"Between Two Torah Scholars Who Lived in our Town": A Rabbinic Polemic in 16-th Century Kraków 

 

Dr. Roi Goldschmidt, Haifa University

Kabbalah in Galicia: Breaking Conventions
 

Dr. Iris Brown, Ono College and the Schechter Institute

Between Conservatism and Revolution: The Bais Yaakov in Krakow – the Cradle of the Haredi Education for Girls

 

19:00-19:30 -  Break

 

19:30 - 21:00  -  SESSION C: IN APPRECIATION OF RABBI MEIR WUNDER'S OUEVRE

 

CHAIR: Dr. Nathan Shifriss, Haifa University
 

Dr. Chaim Gertner, Yad Vashem

 

Rabbi Wunder’s Work in the Study of Rabbinic Biography

 

Prof. Zeev Gries, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 

Rabbi Wunder’s Contribution to the Studyof Jewish Book History in Eastern Europe
 

Mr. Michael Lukin, Bar-Ilan University
 

A musical interlude: Melodies from Jewish Galicia 
 

Mr. Raphael Weiser, The National Library of Israel

Rabbi Wunder’s Work at the National Library of Israel – From Then Until Now 

 

Rabbi Yitzchak Yudlov, The National Library of Israel
 

The Man Behind the Scholar

 

 

Rabbi Meir Wunder
Response

 

Attendance at the conference is free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Link to register: https://events.herzog.ac.il/4500?ref=r0