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Cultural Events at the National Library at 31.03.2018

     
Until 31.03.2018

Cultural events at the National Library - March 2018

 

People of the Book -  A series of sessions and tours about the central figures featured in the story of the National Library

Hosted and presented by: Elchanan Reiner and Galya Richeler Garbler

 

First session:

The Librarian as a Cultural Agent: Avraham Ya'ari, first generation of National Librarians with the Ya'ari family

A central figure in designing the book shelf of Eretz Israel. Librarian, researcher, writer and editor.

Introduction: Mr. David Blumberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The National Library of Israel

Tuesday, March 6, 17:00

 

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Women's Day tours at the National Library - Greater than the books:

 

A journey in the footsteps of special women featured the National Library of Israel's collections in honour of International Women's Day.

An ancient magical bowl which entraps the demon Lilith; the rare books of a scientist who converted her father's words and her paintings into a scientific milestone; the letters of the female mathematician who taught at a university, which forbade the entrance of women; and a selection of drafts and notes by the first Israeli female composer preserved in the National Sound Archive.

The cost of the tour: NIS 20 (NIS 15 for veteran citizens)

Duration: about 1 hour

Wednesday-Thursday, March 7-8, 17:00

 

Participation is subject to a fee. Please register in advance on the library's website.

 

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The Karaites -Readers

Karaite Judaism, past and present

 

18: 30-20: 00 From Bnei Mikra to Karaite Jewry

Chair: Prof. Yoram Arder, Tel Aviv University

 

Beyond the Partition - Relations between Karaite Interpretation and Rabbinical Interpretation

Prof. Hagai Ben-Shammai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

On the Biblical Interpretations of Yefet ben Ali the Karaite 

Sagit Botbul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Moshe Ben Avraham Deri - the most prominent poet of the Karaites

Dr. Uri Melamed, The Academy of the Hebrew Language:

 

20:30 Karaite Judaism in everyday life

 

Karaite Jewry: Past, Present and Future

The sage Moshe Yosef Piruz, the Chief Rabbi of Karaite Jewry in Israel

 

Dealing with Israeli society and preserving the tradition in everyday life

Moderator: Reno Tzror

With:

Moshe Dabah, a mohel and shochet in the Karaite community

Esther Levy, a Karaite mother and grandmother 

Attorney Neria Haroeh, Secretary of the Karaite Jewry Court of Justice

Etty Baruch, an officer in the IDF

 

Performance of liturgical poetry and prayer: The Bnei Mikra Choir

Explanatory notes on the musical performance: The Sage Avraham Kapili, musicologist.

 

The event will be accompanied by excerpts from documentary films about the Karaite communities in Egypt and Israel.

An exhibition of items related to the Karaite tradition from the treasures of the National Library.

Entrance is free of charge with pre-registration on the library's website.

Tuesday, March 31, 18: 00-22: 00

 

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Afternoon Writer  - A meeting with the winners of the Pardes 2018 scholarship

 

The translator and language editor, Yoram Meltzer, speaks with the writer and poet Anat Levin, the ACUM Prize laureate and the Minister of Culture minister award for first novels. Wednesday, March 27, 12:00

 

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Afternoon Researcher - With Dr. David Weinfeld

Songs from God's playground

 

Dr. David Weinfeld, translator of poetry. Wenesday, March 27, 14:00

 

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-Afternoon Researcher - With Prof. Joseph Schwartz

 

"Mysticism, Philology and Politics in Nazi Germany and in the National Library"

Prof. Joseph Schwartz, Tel Aviv University. Tuesday, March 20, 14:00

 

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The Old Will Be Renewed - A concert celebrating the best music of the classical Reform tradition

 

With the participation of cantors: Tamar Havilio, Evan Kent, Josh Breitzer, Evan Cohen and the Hebrew Union College Choir, Institute of Jewish Studies

Pianist: Anastasia Sobolev

Composer: Boaz Dorot

Artistic management: Tamar Havilio and Evan Kent

About the program: Prof. Eliyahu Schleifer

 

Tuesday, March 20, 20:30

The concert is funded by the Association for Classical Reform Judaism

 

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Gallery talk at the exhibition: "If you will it, it is no legend"

 

"To Tell Our Exodus - Our Story": The story of the creation of the soldiers’ and refugees’ Haggadot in Europe

Exhibition curator Dr. Hezi Amior speaks with the collector Aviram Paz about the stories of selected Haggadot

Thursday, March 22, 17:00

Entrance is free of charge with pre-registration on the library's website

Guided tour of the exhibition at 17:00. The discussion begins at 17:30.

 

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Afternoon Writer - A meeting with the winners of the Pardes 2018 scholarship

Gil Har-Even talks with writer Oren Kakon

Wednesday, March 21, 12:00

 

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Passover tours at the National Library - Journeys and Haggadot 

 

Come and celebrate Passover at the National Library with the largest collection of Haggadot in the world.

What is the oldest Haggadah in the collections of the National Library? How was the Rothschild Haggadah discovered after it disappeared during World War II? Which Hagadah was archived shortly after it was published? How was the journey of the Israelites in the desert portrayed on ancient maps? And what is the connection between a 17th century Christian preacher and the famous Amsterdam Hagadah?

 

The cost of the tour: NIS 20 (NIS 15 for veteran citizens)

Duration: about 1 hour

Monday, Wednesday, March 26 and 28, 17:00

Participation is subject to a fee. Please register in advance on the library's website.

 

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People of the Book

A series of meetings and tours about central figures in the story of the National Library

Hosted and presented by: Elchanan Reiner and Galya Richeler Garbler

 

Third Meeting:

To create a little temple: Samuel Hugo Bergman, father of the National Library

With Dr. Enrico Luka, Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig, Germany

About Samuel Hugo Bergman, a philosopher and humanist, who has shaped the image of the library to this day.

Sunday, March 25, 17:00.

 

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Researcher at noon - With Prof. Israel Yovel

Matzah and Mass: How did the afikoman become the sacrificial bread?

Prof. Israel Yovel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Tuesday, March 27, 14:00

 

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