War and Peace of Languages:
Linguistic History
of Jerusalem
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
7-10 August, 2017
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

It shall come, that I will gather all tongues (Isaiah 66:18)

Jerusalem has always spoken in tongues. The linguistic history of the city reflects profound historical and religious conflicts, as well as everyday reality of continuous co-existence of different communities and their apocalyptic dreams of messianic unity.

The concept of the Eskolot's Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas “War and Peace of the Languages: Linguistic History of Jerusalem” is to explore the unique linguistic character of Jerusalem through in-depth analytical study of relevant literary and historical texts.

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Faculty

Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse

Scholar of literature
Yehudit Henshke

Yehudit Henshke

Linguist
Roman Katsman

Roman Katsman

Scholar of literature
Cyril Aslanov

Cyril Aslanov

Linguist
Velvl Chernin

Velvl Chernin

Scholar of literature
Keren Dubnov

Keren Dubnov

Linguist
Ariel Bulshtein

Ariel Bulshtein

Journalist
Tamar Brody

Tamar Brody

Social activist
Shalom Boguslavsky

Shalom Boguslavsky

Historian
Max Gorts

Max Gorts

Guide
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Program

Plenary lectures

Shehekhiyonu: The Homecoming of Yiddish to Israel

Shehekhiyonu: The Homecoming of Yiddish to Israel

Lecturer: Ruth Wisse (Harvard)
Maghreb in Jerusalem: Judeo-Arabic and Modern Hebrew

Maghreb in Jerusalem: Judeo-Arabic and Modern Hebrew

Lecturer: Yehudit Henshke (University of Haifa)
Agnon’s Philosophy of Language

Agnon’s Philosophy of Language

Lecturer: Roman Katsman (Bar-Ilan)
«Someone to Run With»: Hebrew Speech in Israeli Cinema

«Someone to Run With»: Hebrew Speech in Israeli Cinema

Lecturer: Miri Bar-Ziv Levy (Hebrew University)

Mini-Courses

A Sociolinguistic History of Jerusalem

A Sociolinguistic History of Jerusalem

Lecturer: Cyril Aslanov (Hebrew University)
Yerusholayim: Yiddish literature in Jerusalem and Jerusalem in Yiddish Literature

Yerusholayim: Yiddish literature in Jerusalem and Jerusalem in Yiddish Literature

Lecturer: Velvl Chernin (Bar-Ilan)

Field Trips

Thematic City Walks

The Academy of the Hebrew Language
The Academy
of the Hebrew Language
Guide: Keren Dubnov (Hebrew University)
The Knesset: language and Israeli politics
The Knesset: language
and Israeli politics
Guide: Ariel Bulshtein (Tel-Aviv University)
Bilingual Education<br>in Jerusalem
Bilingual Education
in Jerusalem
Guide: Tamar Brody (Gesher Institute)
Street Typography of Jerusalem
Street Typography
of Jerusalem
Guide: Shalom Boguslavsky (Hebrew University)

Cultural events

Klezmer in Jerusalem

Klezmer in Jerusalem
concert

Night in Jerusalem

Night in Jerusalem
quest

Calligraphy at the Museum of Islamic Art

Calligraphy at the Museum of Islamic Art
workshop

Honey and milk under your tongue

"Honey and milk under your tongue"
food seminar with pastry chef Ibrahim Abuseir

MEDIA AND TEXTS                                                                                                 

MEDIA AND TEXTS

 

PHOTO

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Audio

A Sociolinguistic History of Jerusalem

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The Homecoming of Yiddish to Israel

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Maghreb in Jerusalem (Hebrew)

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Agnon's Philosophy of Language

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Someone to Run With (Hebrew)

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The Academy of the Hebrew Language

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Jerusalem Pastry
Ibrahim Abuseir

Jerusalem Pastry

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VIDEO

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Texts

E-reader with background texts for the Festival
Linguistic History of Jerusalem

E-reader with background texts for the Festival

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Linguistic History of Jerusalem (handouts)
Linguistic History of Jerusalem (handouts)

Printed reader with study materials for lectures and courses of the Festival

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War and Peace of Languages (info booklet)
War and Peace of Languages (info booklet)

Informational booklet of the Festival

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The Academy of the Hebrew Language (presentation)
The Academy of the Hebrew Language (presentation)

Powerpoint presentation for Dr. Keren Dubnov's lecture

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Jerusalem, 7-10 August, 2017

 

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The Eshkolot Festivals are supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group, private donors and the Avi Chai Foundation.