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]. 2017;11 (1-2).



Special Section: Deutsch-israelische Annäherungenin Geisteswissenschaften und Kulturpolitik, Edited by: Irene Aue-Ben-David, Michael Brenner und Kärin Nickelsen

Deutsch-israelische Annäherungen in Geisteswissenschaften und Kulturpolitik
Aue-Ben-David, Irene / Brenner, Michael / Nickelsen, Kärin

The Humanities through the Lens of Migration: Richard Koebner’s Transition from Germany to Jerusalem
Feldhay, Rivka

Reconstruction und Reeducation. Max Horkheimer und die deutsch-israelische Freundschaft, 1948–1973
Lenhard, Philipp

Fundraising and Collaboration: The Hebrew University and the German Question, 1959–1965
Livne, Sharon / Morris-Reich, Amos

Zwischen Ablehnung und Anziehung. Günter Grass und die Anfänge der deutschen Kulturarbeit in Israel, 1967–1971
Grimmeisen, Julie

Kleine Erfolge und große Hindernisse bei der Gründung einer deutschen Abteilung an der Hebräischen Universität Jerusalem
Oesterle, Günter

Zwischen Philologie und Kulturwissenschaften. Zur Konzeption und Gründungsgeschichte des Rosenzweig-Zentrums
Voßkamp, Wilhelm

„Jüdisches Denken in einer Welt ohne Gott“. Stéphane Mosès’ Ort in der deutschsprachigen Geisteswissenschaft und sein Beitrag zur Kulturwissenschaft
Weigel, Sigrid

Other Contributions

„Schicksalsverwandtschaft“? Jean Amérys Fanon-Lektüren über Gewalt, Gegengewalt und Tod
Fiedler, Lutz

Deutsch-jüdisches Gelehrtentum und altjiddische Literatur: Zur Rehabilitierung einer vergessenen Tradition
Elyada, Aya

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