City Under Ground
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
Jerusalem
June 17-20, 2019
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

The binary nature of Jerusalem, as the «upper» heavenly city and the «lower» earthly one, is well known. Much less attention is usually paid to the fact that earthly Jerusalem actually exists upon the third level — city under ground. Innumerate caves, tunnels, reservoirs, conduits, cellars, ritual baths, tombs, crypts and sepulchers form a hidden urban matrix.

Not unlike its heavenly and earthly counterparts, this Nether Jerusalem is not only a material reality providing a key to understanding the history and geography of the place, but also a vast repository of myths and symbolic narratives, including «underground» social and artistic movements.

The aim of the seventh Eshkolot Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas is to study the underground Jerusalem in all its variety — from physical geography and archaeology, through historical and literary sources, to contemporary art and urban development.

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Faculty

Max Gorts

Max Gorts

Guide
Michael Tuvalь

Michael Tuval

Historian of Religion
Mitia Frumin

Mitia Frumin

Geographer
Amos Frumkin

Amos Frumkin

Geologist
Yana Tchekhanovets

Yana Tchekhanovets

Historian, Archaeologist
Matan Israeli

Matan Israeli

Artist, Curator
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Program

Lectures

Jerusalem’s Underworld: Karst Geology

Jerusalem’s Underworld:
Karst Geology

Amos Frumkin
Jerusalem’s Underworld: Siloam Tunnel

Jerusalem’s Underworld:
Siloam Tunnel

Amos Frumkin
Old City’s Underworld

Old City’s Underworld

Michael Tuval
New City’s Underworld

New City’s Underworld

Mitia Frumin
Artistic Underground in Jerusalem

Artistic Underground in Jerusalem

Matan Israeli

Mini-Course

Beyond the Day Level: Archaeology of Underground Jerusalem

Beyond the Day Level:
Archaeology of Underground Jerusalem

Yana Tchekhanovets

Field Seminars

Te’omim Cave

Te’omim Cave

Amos Frumkin
Old City’s Underworld

Old City’s Underworld

Michael Tuval
New City’s Underworld

New City’s Underworld

Mitia Frumin
Artistic Underground in Jerusalem

Artistic Underground in Jerusalem

Matan Israeli

Cultural events

DE PROFUNDIS
CONCERT

DE PROFUNDIS
Psalm 130 from Middle Ages
to Avant-GardeBaroссade Ensemble and Boris Malkovsky

THE JEWISH UNDERGROUND
FILM

THE JEWISH UNDERGROUND
(2017, director Shai Gal)Film screening and discussion with the director

FOOD FROM UNDER THE GROUND
FOOD SEMINAR

FOOD FROM UNDER THE GROUND
Slow Food in Abu Ghosh

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Max Gorts

Jerusalem, June 17-20, 2019

 

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This program has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group