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.

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The journal Naharaim was founded by the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2007 and appears bi-annually. It is a peer-reviewed journal and publishes the latest research on philosophical, literary and historical aspects of German-Jewish culture. The articles appear in both German and English. 

Naharaim (Hebrew for Zweistromland, a land that lies between two rivers) presents biographical portraits and research on the intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. The journal explores paradigmatic thinkers within German-Jewish modernism since the Emancipation; traces the outlines of the German-Jewish experience both in the context of general Jewish issues and beyond the specific Jewish horizon; discusses the phenomenon of secularisation as a process of transformation of religious content taking place within the framework of a secular worldview; and critically engages with theoretical debates in France, North America and Germany that address topics from past and contemporary Jewish thought.

Managing Editor: Levy, Amit
Ed. by Pollock, Benjamin / Weidner, Daniel / Wiese, Christian

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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 for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History [Internet]. 2014;8 (1).


Daniel Weidner, Yfaat Weiss and Christian Wiese

Forming a Liberal Coalition of Reason: Political Theology in the Mendelssohn-Lavater Affair
Idan Gilo

"Is Judah indeed the Teutonic Fatherland?" The Debate over the Hebrew Legacy at the Turn of the 18th Century
Ofri Ilany

Elisha Ben Abuya, the Hebrew Faust: On the First Hebrew Translation of Faust Within the Setting of the Maskilic Change in Self-Perception
Svetlana Natkovich

Gotthold Weil, die Orientalische Philologie und die deutsche Wissenschaft an der Hebräischen Universität
Sabine Mangold-Will

From Leipzig to Jerusalem: Erich Brauer, a Jewish Ethnographer in Search of a Field
Vered Madar and Dani Schrire

Unerwünschte Rückkehrer. Staatsbürgerschaft und Eigentum deutscher Juden in der Nachkriegstschechoslowakei
Matěj Spurný

Herbert A. Strauss's Über dem Abgrund Inquiries into the History, Narratology, and Poetics of a Jewish Historian’s Autobiography
Vera Bronn

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Last updated on 11/06/2016