Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

A Congress on Israel and Jewish Peoplehood

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 to Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

The Kantor Center organized a Conference devoted to the subject of "Israel and Jewish Peoplehood. The place of Israel in the shaping of contemporary Jewish identity", which took place on Tuesday 24th. December 2013, at the Bnei Zion Auditorium of Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People.

The event was co-sponsored by the Kantor Center, Beit Hatfutsot and the Nadav Foundation. It began at 14:00 and was closed at 20:45. During the day, four plenarium sessions were held, on subjects like "past and present of Jewish peoplehood", "Israeli Jewishness", "the interaction among Israel and the Diasporas" and "the future of Jewish identity".

First of all, we heard the greetings of the Vice-President of Tel Aviv University and the General Director of Beit Hatfutsot. Then, during the day, eight leading figures from the Israeli academy, philosophy and media shared their insights on these questions. The day was closed with a lecture on Israeli social philosophy and with the remarks of Prof. Dina Porat, Head of the Kantor Center.

Lectures and discussions were delivered in Hebrew. All sessions were recorded and will be later uploaded for on-line watch in our website.

The full details of the Conference can be downloaded in a PDF file by pressing this link.

We enjoyed the presence of the broad public.

UPDATE (July 2014):

We are glad to announce that the full lectures read in the conference can now be watched online, in the following link.