Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Methodological Workshops on the Pinkas in Jerusalem

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem (PBC) A STUDY OF PINKASSIM RESEARCH WORKSHOPS AT THE CENTRAL ARCHIVES FOR THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People is honored to invite you to the second year of a series of international research workshops on methodological aspects of the study of Pinkassim (Jewish minute books). The meetings are discussing various types of Pinkassim – communal, communal-societies, Rabbinical court, synagogue, Memorbuch, super-communal organizations – as historical sources, and in relation to their geographic range. Other workshops are dedicated to various thematic aspects, such as gender, law and Halakha, linguistics and paleography. The series also deals with the linkage between Pinkassim and corresponding genres: The place of the communal Takanot in Halakhic and Musar writings; their relationships with the local law; the shift from Pinkassim-based archives to modern archive; and scientific publication of Pinkassim. Among the lecturers: Dr. Dalit Assouline (Haifa), Hadassah Assouline (Jerusalem), Dr. Avriel Bar-Levav (Ra'anana), Prof. Israel Bartal (Jerusalem), Prof. Yaron Ben- Naeh (Jerusalem), Prof. Jay R. Berkovitz (Amherst, MS), Prof. Ted Fram (Be'er Sheva), Dr. Dov Cohen (Jerusalem), Dr. Yehudit Henshke (Haifa), Prof. Gershon David Hundert (Montreal), Prof. Nahem Ilan (Jerusalem), Dr. Maoz Kahana (Jerusalem), Dr. Yaakov Lattes (Ramat-Gan), Dr. Stefan Litt (Jerusalem), Prof. Michael L. Miller (Budapest), Prof. Alan Mintz (New-York), Aubrey Pomerance (Berlin), Prof. Elchanan Reiner (Tel-Aviv), Dr. Noa Shashar (Jerusalem). WINTER SESSIONS Opening Meeting: An Overview Sunday, November 11th, 2012, 15:30-17:00 Prof. Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Pinkas in its Context: History, Society, and Culture (in Hebrew) 2 Dr. Stefan Litt, The National Library of Israel: Ashkenazi Community Records from the 16th - 18th Century: Their Geographic Range, Form, and Contents (in Hebrew) Second Meeting: Burial Society Pinkassim Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 15:30-17:00 Prof. Yaron Ben-Naeh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Presents and Coffee, Taxes and Salaries: The Pinkas of the Holy Society of Gravediggers in Izmir (in Hebrew) Dr. Avriel Bar-Levav, The Open University: The Burial Society between Books and Pinkassim (in Hebrew) Third Meeting: Between Genres Monday, December 24th, 2012, 15:30-17:30 Prof. Gershon David Hundert, McGill University: Record-Keeping in 18th-Century-Galicia - Some Problems of Genre Prof. Alan Mintz, Jewish Theological Seminary The Pinkas as a Literary Model in Agnon’s Ir Umeloah (in Hebrew) Dr. Maoz Kahana, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Emergence of the Jewish Coffeehouse in Eighteenth-Century Prague: Halachic Literature and Rabbinic Court Pinkassim (in Hebrew) The spring program will be announced later this year. For details, contact: Tel. ++972-26586249 E-mail: archives@vms.huji.ac.il Website: http://cahjp.huji.ac.il

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