Jerusalem-am-Rhein
Jews and Christians
in Medieval Germany
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
Mainz, Worms, Speyer
July 1-5, 2018
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

Three ancient cities on the Rhine, three Royal Cathedrals (Kaiserdome), three most important Jewish communities of Medieval Ashkenaz (SHUM – Shpeyra, Vermiza, Magentza), where great Rabbis built the cathedrals of Torah and the palaces of mystical visions; blood of martyrs and avenging angels, mossy tombstones and gilded manuscripts, minnesingers and Nibelungs, Chagall in churches and cathedral-like synagogues – historical sites of turbulent interaction between Jews and Christians will become the venues of Eshkolot’s next Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas.

The aim of the Festival is to study classical medieval books in their original urban context with live commentary from university scholars, as well as to re-interpret the city text of Mainz, Worms and Speyer through particular codes of medieval Jewish literature.

The festival program includes lectures, reading workshops, thematic field trips and cultural events.

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Eshkolot's Festival Jerusalem-am-Rhein

Faculty

Katrin Kogman-Appel

Katrin Kogman-Appel

Art historian
Manuel Herz

Manuel Herz

Architect
Peter Sh. Lehnardt

Peter Sh. Lehnardt

Scholar of literature
Naama Ben-Shachar

Naama Ben-Shachar

Scholar of religion
Vladislav Slepoy

Vladislav Slepoy

Scholar of religion
Boris Haimovitch

Boris Haimovitch

Art historian
Avery Gosfield

Avery Gosfield

Musician
Dilshat Harman

Dilshat Harman

Art historian
Ensemble Lucidarium

Ensemble Lucidarium

Music group
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Program

Lectures

Rhineland Synagogues

Rhineland Synagogues
From medieval monuments to contemporary avant-garde

Manuel Herz, architect, professor at ETH Studio (Basel)

Mini-Courses

«A Priest and a Rabbi Met on the Road»

«A Priest and a Rabbi Met on the Road»
Jewish-Christian Polemics in Medieval Germany

Vladislav Slepoy, scholar of religion (TU Berlin)
«Rheingold» of Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts

«Rheingold» of Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
Art and religion in Mahzor Worms and Mahzor Leipzig

Katrin Kogman-Appel, professor of art history at the University of Munster
Heavenly Palaces and Street Piety

Heavenly Palaces and Street Piety
Mystical teachings of Hasidei Ashkenaz

Naama Ben-Shachar, scholar of religion (University of Ben-Gurion, Israel)
Song of the One

Song of the One
Synagogue poetry of medieval Ashkenaz

Peter Sh. Lehnardt, scholar of literature (University of Ben-Gurion, Israel)

Field Seminars

Lilies of Worms

TEXTS AND IMAGES
of Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Worms, Mainz and Frankfurt

Boris Haimovich, art historian (Hebrew University in Jerusalem)
“FROZEN MIDDLE AGES”

“FROZEN MIDDLE AGES”
Imperial Cathedrals of Worms and Speyer

Dilshat Harman, art historian

Cultural events

The Soundscape of Pre-Modern Ashkenaz

The Soundscape of Pre-Modern Ashkenaz
Concert

Avery Gosfield and Ensemble Lucidarium
Old Songs and Dances of Ashkenazi Jews

Old Songs and Dances of Ashkenazi Jews

Workshop

Avery Gosfield and Ensemble Lucidarium
MEDIA AND TEXTS                                                                                                 

MEDIA AND TEXTS

 

PHOTOS

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    Eshkolot's Festival «Jerusalem-am-Rhein: Jews and Christians in Medieval Germany», Day 1.
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    Eshkolot's Festival «Иерусалим на Рейне: евреи и христиане в средние века», Day 2.
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    Eshkolot's Festival «Иерусалим на Рейне: евреи и христиане в средние века», Day 3.
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    Eshkolot's Festival «Иерусалим на Рейне: евреи и христиане в средние века», Day 4.
    Photo: Nikolay Busygin32 photos
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    Eshkolot's Festival «Иерусалим на Рейне: евреи и христиане в средние века», Day 5.
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Texts

E-reader with background texts for the Festival
Jews and Christians in Medieval Germany

E-reader with background texts for the Festival

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Jews and Christians in Medieval Germany
JERUSALEM AM RHEIN

Jews and Christians in Medieval Germany

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Jews and Christians in Medieval Germany
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for Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts & Ideas

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The Soundscape of Old Ashkenaz
Ensemble Lucidarium

The Soundscape of Old Ashkenaz

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Mainz, Worms, Speyer, July 1-5, 2018

 

Сontact phone : +7 (925) 097-41-91

This program has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group and kind assistance of the Jewish Agency for Israel - Germany