The Rosenzweig Center's Publications

The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center promotes the publication of original and groundbreaking works in the field of German-Jewish studies. The two main platforms in which fellows and young scholars can publish the results of their research are the Naharaim journal and Makom book series.

Naharaim is a peer-reviewed journal named after Franz Rosenzweig’s collection of writings Zweistromland (literally ‘The land between two rivers’, in Hebrew ‘Naharaim’). Founded in 2007, the journal covers a broad thematic field within the area of German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history in the modern period. The journal appears twice a year by Walter de Gruyter publishing house and is edited by Prof. Yfaat Weiss (The Hebrew University in Jerusalem), Dr. Daniel Weidner (Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin) and Prof. Christian Wiese (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main). 

Makom is a book series published by Fink Verlag (Paderborn). The name ‘Makom’ is the Hebrew term for ‘place’ or ‘space’, but it also designates God, whose spatial presence is affirmed yet at the same time questioned. Makom hosts studies by the Center's affiliated researches, concentrating on modern German-Jewish literature and philosophy. 

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Weidner D, Weiss Y, Wiese C ed. Naharaim Weidner D, Weiss Y, Wiese C. Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History [Internet]. 2016;10 (1).


Special issue: German Orientalism and the Jewish 'Arab Question': On the Study of Arabic Language and Culture in the Jewish Community in Mandatory Palestine

Yfaat Weiss and Yonatan Mendel

Josef Horovitz und die Gründung des Instituts für Arabische und Islamische Studien an der Hebräischen Universität in Jerusalem: ein Orientalisches Seminar für Palästina
Sabine Mangold-Will

Islam in Zion? Yosef Yo'el Rivlin's Translation of the Qur'an and Its Place Within the New Hebrew Culture
Hanan Harif

German Orientalism, Arabic Grammar and the Jewish Education System: The Origins and Effect of Martin Plessner's "Theory of Arabic Grammar"
Yonatan Mendel

A Man of Contention: Martin Plessner (1900–1973) and His Encounters with the Orient
Amit Levy

Other Contributions

"Going together without coming together": "Die Kreatur" (1926–1929) and Why We Should Read German Jewish Journals Differently
Daniel Weidner

A German Island in Israel: Lea Goldberg and Tuvia Rübner's Republic of Letters
Giddon Ticotsky

Appendix: The Correspondence between Lea Goldberg and Tuvia Rübner: Selected Letters

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See also: Naharaim
Last updated on 12/03/2016