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 of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History [Internet]. 2015;9 (1-2).
Naharaim 2017


Daniel Weidner, Yfaat Weiss and Christian Wiese

"Much More than just another Private Collection": The Schocken Library and its Rescue from Nazi Germany in 1935
Stefanie Mahrer

Locating the Jewish Future: The Restoration of Looted Cultural Property in Early Postwar Europe
Elisabeth Gallas

From Breslau to Wrocław: Transfer of the Saraval Collection to Poland and the Restitution of Jewish Cultural Property after WWII
Anna Kawałko

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)
Gil Rubin

Reading The Magic Mountain in Arizona: Susan Sontag’s Reflections on Thomas Mann
Kai Sina

Two Roads to the Land: A Contiguous Reading of Two Anti-War Novels by Avigdor Hameiri and M. Y. Ben-Gavriêl
Sebastian Schirrmeister

Ein vergessenes Kapitel jüdischer Diplomatie: Richard Lichtheim in den Botschaften Konstantinopels (1913–1917)
Andrea Kirchner

Hebrew, Jewishness, and Love: Translation in Gershom Scholem's Early Work
Caroline Sauter

The Exile of Metaphysics: Adorno and the Language of Political Experience
Asaf Angermann

"Der Ewige" als "Synthese" des Stern. Der Gebrauch des Gottesnamens "der Ewige" bei Franz Rosenzweig
Andreas Losch

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Last updated on 12/03/2016