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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Naharaim. Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History [Internet]. 2018;12 (Issue 1-2 (Nov 2018).


Tangled Heritage: Jewish Publishing Cultures in the Interwar Period Introductory Remarks

Engelhardt, Arndt

Page 3

Jüdische Buchkultur in der Weimarer Republik. Der Welt-Verlag, Berlin (1918–1933)

Kilcher, Andreas B.

Page 9

To “Fish from the Pearls of the Jewish Spirit”: The Cultural Agenda of the Eschkol Publishing House

Engelhardt, Arndt

Page 31

Das Programm der Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buches

Jensen, Bernhard

Page 57

„Spuren“ – Museale Narrative zur jüdischen Buchgeschichte der Zwischenkriegszeit in Deutschland

Jacobs, Stephanie

Page 77

Stefan Zweig, Hans Rosenkranz und der J. M. Spaeth-Verlag, Berlin

Litt, Stefan

Page 101

​​​​​​​“Anbeten Will Ich Dich, Unverstandener!”: On the Poet-God Relationship in Hedwig Caspari’s Poetry

Koplowitz-Breier, Anat

Page 135

​​​​​​​Ein hebräischer Klopstock? Naphtali Herz Wesselys Shirei Tiferet und die Bibel-Epik des 18. Jahrhunderts

Wittler, Kathrin

Page 153

​​​​​​​Before the “War of Languages”: Locals, Immigrants and Philanthropists at the Hilfsverein’s Teachers’ Seminar in Jerusalem 1907–1910

Szamet, Miriam

Page 173

​​​​​​​A Goy Who Studies Torah. Two Unpublished Sources by Ernst Simon and Gershom Scholem on the Spiritual Legacy of Franz Rosenzweig

Lucca, Enrico / Wygoda, Ynon

Page 197

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Last updated on 01/28/2020