White Spots
Unsolved Mysteries
of Jerusalem
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
19-23 December, 2016
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

As Levi Yitshak of Berdichev noted, “White spots around letters are mysterious letters, even higher than the revealed letters”. A city can be explored not only through its “letters” – buildings, monuments and holy places, but also through its “white spots” – waste-grounds, invisible structures, hidden landscapes and undeveloped areas. The story of a city can be described in a similar way - not what we know about Jerusalem, but what we do not know about her – unsolved historical and literary mysteries, unanswered questions, able to haunt scholars for decades, if not centuries.

In a series of workshops and thematic city walks, scholars of Jerusalem discuss the most pivotal unresolved questions and unsolved mysteries in their respective fields of study (history, archaeology, literature etc) and explore the “white spots” of Jerusalem’s urban texture.

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Faculty

Shalom Boguslavsky

Shalom Boguslavsky

historian, photographer
Yana Tchekhanovets

Yana Tchekhanovets

historian, archaeologist
Edwin Seroussi

Edwin Seroussi

musicologist
Dennis Sobolev

Dennis Sobolev

literary scholar
Jonatan Meir

Jonatan Meir

historian
Adina Hoffman

Adina Hoffman

essayist,
literary critic
Michael Freikman

Michael Freikman

archaeologist
Rafram Chaddad

Rafram Chaddad

Cultural critic, artist
Max Gorts

Max Gorts

guide
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Program

Mini-Courses

Architects of an Unseen Jerusalem

Architects of an Unseen Jerusalem

Lecturer: Adina Hoffman
Archaeological Mysteries of Jerusalem

Archaeological Mysteries of Jerusalem

Lecturer: Yana Tchekhanovets

Field Trips

Thematic City Walks

White Spots on the Map of Jerusalem
White Spots
on the Map of Jerusalem
Guide: Shalom Boguslavsky

Cultural events

Forgotten Soundscapes of Jerusalem

Forgotten Soundscapes of Jerusalem
Lecture and DJ-set by Fortuna Records

Digging for Keys to Ancient Jerusalem

Digging for Keys to Ancient Jerusalem
Tour of the exhibition “In the Valley of David and Goliath” at the Bible Lands Museum with archaeologist Michael Freikman

Etymology of Jerusalem Cuisine: Unknown Sources of Famous Dishes

Etymology of Jerusalem Cuisine: Unknown Sources of Famous Dishes
Food seminar with Rafram Chaddad at The Eucalyptus restaurant

Collection of Dreams

Collection of Dreams
Quest
Developer: Max Gorts

MEDIA AND TEXTS                                                                                                 

MEDIA AND TEXTS

 

VIDEO

  • Edwin Seroussi. Muted Soundscapes
    of Jerusalem (1)1:18:30
  • Edwin Seroussi. Muted Soundscapes
    of Jerusalem (2)1:15:55
  • Jonatan Meir. The Lost Kabbalists
    of Jerusalem1:14:10
  • Rafram Chaddad. Etymology of Jerusalem Cuisine23:42

 

Texts

PRELIMINARY READINGS FOR ESHKOLOT’S FESTIVAL OF JEWISH TEXTS AND IDEAS

PRELIMINARY READINGS FOR ESHKOLOT’S FESTIVAL OF JEWISH TEXTS AND IDEAS

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Festival Program Book

Festival Program Book

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PHOTO

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    Eshkolot's Festival «White Spots: Unsolved Mysteries of Jerusalem», Day 1. Photo: Nikolay Busygin49 photos
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    Eshkolot's Festival «White Spots: Unsolved Mysteries of Jerusalem», Day 2. Photo: Nikolay Busygin48 photos
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    Eshkolot's Festival «White Spots: Unsolved Mysteries of Jerusalem», Day 3. Photo: Nikolay Busygin26 photos
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    Eshkolot's Festival «White Spots: Unsolved Mysteries of Jerusalem», Day 4. Photo: Nikolay Busygin47 photos

AUDIO

Muted Soundscapes
of Jerusalem

Audio recordings plenary lectures

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The Lost Kabbalists
of Jerusalem

Audio recordings plenary lectures

Download 194 Mb

Architects of an Unseen
Jerusalem

Audio recording mini-course

Download 1 152 Mb, Download 2 186 Mb Download 3 169 Mb

Etymology of Jerusalem
Cuisine

Audio recording food talk

Download 132 Mb
Audio recording of Fortuna Records lecture-concert
Fortuna Records

Forgotten Soundscapes
of Jerusalem

Audio recording lecture-concert

Download 171 Mb

Jerusalem, 19-23 December, 2016

Сontact phone : +7 (925) 097-41-91

info@eshkolot.ru

 

THE ESHKOLOT FESTIVALS ARE SUPPORTED BY THE GENESIS PHILANTHROPY GROUP, THE ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION (HANADIV) EUROPE, CAF, PRIVATE DONORS AND THE AVI CHAI FOUNDATION