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Dr. Yotam Hotam

Research Fellow 2007-8
yhotam@gmail.com
Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa ISRAEL

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Current Affiliation or Position: Senior Lecturer.
Current Research Project: Critiques of Theology in Modern German-Jewish Thought.

Hotam Yotam was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2007 to June 2008. His research topic was titled "The Coda of Modernity: Postwar German-Jewish Debates on Secularization, Theology and Overcoming the Past".

 

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Dr. Pini Ifergan

Research Fellow 2004-5

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Pini Ifergan was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January 2004 to September 2004, and from January 2005 to September 2005. His research topic was Hans Blumenberg.

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Dr. Ofri Ilany

Research Fellow 2012-3

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Ofri Ilany was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center from 2012 to 2013. His research dealt with the role of Old Testament models and symbols in the formative period of German nationalism – extending from the French Revolution to the March revolution of 1848. German thinkers, poets and theologians of the early nineteenth century hailed the Hebrew political system described in the Bible as an ideal national theology, based on belief in special, particular Providence. His study examined sermons, speeches, ceremonies and other occasions in which the national identity was forged through the use of the biblical text. It also discussed the complex relations between admiration towards the ancient Hebrews and intensifying hostility toward contemporaneous Jews.

The study conducted at the Center was completed and published in Hebrew in 2016

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Caroline Jessen

Former Project Coordinator: Traces and Treasures of German-Jewish History in Israel
Research Fellow 2008-9

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Caroline Jessen completed her PhD-studies at the University of Bonn in 2015 with a dissertation titled "Kanon im Exil. Lektüren deutsch-jüdischer Emigranten in Palästina/Israel." For the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach (DLA), she coordinated the project Traces and Treasures of German-Jewish History in Israel (2012–2015). Since 2015, she works at the DLA as a member of the research group “Writers’ libraries” of the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association. In her current project, Caroline explores the history of the dispersed library of the poet Karl Wolfskehl.

 

Selected Publications

- "Überlebsel. Karl Wolfskehls Bibliothek und ihre Zerstreuung," in: Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte (forthcoming, summer 2017).

- "'Poetische Sonderzwiesprach' – Karl Wolfskehl und ein Feigenbaum im südpazifischen Exil," in: Exilograph 25 (2016), pp. 10-11.

- "'Alte Bücher in Haifa'. Materielle Zeugnisse und Erinnerungsrhetorik," in: Deutsche und zentraleuropäische Juden in Palästina und Israel: Kulturtransfers, Lebenswelten, Identitäten – Beispiele aus Haifa, ed. by Anja Siegemund. Berlin 2016, pp. 461–482.

- Several short essays in: New Types. Three Pioneers of Hebrew Graphic Design [exh.-cat, The Israel Museum, hebr.], ed. by Ada Wardi. Jerusalem 2015.

- "Der Kanon im Archiv. Chancen und Herausforderungen für die Bewahrung und Erforschung von Nachlässen deutsch-jüdischer Autoren und Gelehrter in Israel," in: Naharaim 7 (2013), pp. 202-216.

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Dr. Ruchama Johnston-Bloom

Research Fellow 2011
ruchamajb@gmai..com
Flat 2 64 Alexandra Drive London SE19 1AN UNITED KINGDOM

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Current Affiliation or Position: Grants Manager Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe.

Ruchama Johnston-Bloom was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center in 2011. 

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Dr. Alexander Ari Joskowicz

Research Fellow 2005-6

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Alexander Ari Joskowicz was a Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January 2005 to June 2006. His research topic was titled "German and French Jews, Liberalism, and confessional politics of difference, 1830-1885". This research is concluded and a publication forthcoming.

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Dr. Anna Juraschek

Research Fellow 2013

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Anna Juraschek was a Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January to June 2013. Her research project was on the idea of image in Bruno Schulz’s literature, thinking and art. Due to several similarities between the ideas and perspectives of Bruno Schulz’s and Walter Benjamin’s philosophy, she compared their theory of image and art within the context of their time. Both observed the ongoing transformation in society and analyzed possible causes within the development of technology and natural sciences. The comparison of Benjamin and Schulz under the aspect of art allows to develop a philosophical theory of image production, perception and the effect of pictures on reality-comprehension and the other way round in a Jewish-Polish-German context.

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Louis Kaplan

Research Fellow 1994-95
louis.kaplan@utoronto.ca
100 St. George Street, Rm. 6036, University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada M5S 3G3
Current Affiliation or Position: Professor of Art History and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.
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Dr. Tatjana Karatchenzev

Research Fellow 1999-2000

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Tatjana Karatchenzev was a Post Doctoral Visiting Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January 1999 to June 2000. Her research topic was titled "The Reception of German-Jewish Neo-Kantian Thinking in Russia in the Beginning of the 20th Century".

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Dr. Markus Kartheininger

Research Fellow 2001-3

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Markus Kartheininger was a Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2001 to June 2001 and from October 2002 to June 2003. His project was titled "Memory and Modernity - the Reunderstanding of the Quarrel between Ancients and Moderns in the Early Works of Leo Strauss". This research was published under the title "Heterogenität. Politische Philosophie im Frühwerk von Leo Strauss", Fink Verlag, München, 2006.

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