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Conference: War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

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  • Yigal Levin
    Please excuse the cross-posting. Yigal Levin Ariel University Center of Samaria, The Department of Israel s Heritage And Beit Morasha of Jerusalem Robert M.
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      Please excuse the cross-posting.



      Yigal Levin









      Ariel University Center of Samaria, The Department of Israel's Heritage


      And

      Beit Morasha of Jerusalem Robert M. Beren College

      The Ernest Schwarcz Institute for Ethics, Judaism and State

      Are Pleased to Invite the Public to an Inter-Disciplinary Conference on

      War and Peace in Jewish Tradition

      Which will be held on July 28, 2009, at Beit Morasha, Kiryat Moriah Campus,
      3 HaAskan Street, East Talpiot (near the Sherover Promenade), Jerusalem



      9:00 - Registration and Light Refreshments

      9:30-11:30 - Session 1 (in Hebrew): War and Peace in the Bible: From Release
      of Prisoners to Holy War (Beit Midrash Nashim)

      Chair: Miri Kahane, Schwartz Institute, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Greetings: Prof. Benjamin Ish-Shalom, President of Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Brig. Gen. Eli Shermeister, IDF Chief Education Officer

      Dr. David Elgavish, Bar-Ilan University: Wars to Free Captives in the Bible

      Dr. Amihai Nachshon, Ashkelon College and Bar-Ilan University: "Set food and
      water before them" (2 Kings 6:22): Elisha's Instruction to have Mercy on the
      Enemy and its Meaning

      Dr. Amnon Shapira, Ariel University Center: Forbidden Wars in the Bible: The
      Case of "Civil War"



      11:45-13:15 - Parallel Sessions:

      Session 2 (in English): War in Reality and in Image (Beit Midrash Nashim)

      Chair: Dr. Yigal Levin, Ariel University Center

      Dr. David Calabro, The University of Chicago: "The Hand That is Stretched
      Out over All Nations": The Ritual Use of Hand Gestures in Ancient Israelite
      Warfare

      Prof. Meir Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University: Wars among the Jews in Antiquity

      Dr. Gil Ribak, Efal Seminary: "A Victory of the Slavs Means a Deathblow to
      Democracy": The Onset of World War I and the Images of the Warring Sides
      among Jewish Immigrants in New York, 1914-1915

      Dr. Carol Lea Clark, University of Texas at El Paso: Images of Technological
      and Moral Ambiguity: The New York Times' Coverage of the Gaza War, Dec. 27,
      2008 to Jan. 19, 2009



      Session 3 (in Hebrew): War and Peace in Rabbinic Literature: Commandments
      and Morality (Room 4)

      Chair: Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Lau, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Rabbi Dr. Joseph Isaac Lifshitz, Shalem Center: War and Aesthetics in Jewish
      Law

      Yishai Kiel, The Hebrew University and Beit Morasha in Jerusalem: War Ethics
      in Rabbinic Literature: A Study of the Laws of Siege and the Exclaiming of
      Peace

      Rabbi Dr. Kalman Neuman, Yeshivat Bat Ayin and the Israel Center for
      Democracy: Obligatory War - The History of a Halakhic Category

      Yachin Epstein, The Open University of Israel: The Idea of Peace in Tractate
      Kalla Rabbati



      13:15-14:00 - Lunch Break



      14:00-15:30 - Parallel Sessions:

      Session 4 (in Hebrew): War and Peace in Contemporary Israeli Society (Room
      4)

      Chair: Dr. Zuriel Rashi, Schwartz Institute, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Prof. Yossi Goldstein, Ariel University Center: Ben Gurion and the Wars of
      Israel

      Dr. Erez Casif, Tel Aviv University: Why was the State of Israel 'Really'
      Established?

      Dr. Nissim Dana, Ariel University Center: The Wars of Muhammad as a Model
      for Arab Wars against Israel

      Dr. Ziva Feldman, Ariel University Center: A Journey to Inspect the Horrors
      of War: A Look at Orpaz' Masa Daniel



      Session 5 (in Hebrew): War in Jewish Law: From "Justified War" to the Draft
      of Yeshiva Students (Beit Midrash Nashim)

      Chair: Rabbanit Attorney Michal Ticochinsky, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Dafna Horev, Yesodot: The Reaction of Rabbi Moshe Kalfon of Jerba to the
      First World War

      Rabbi Isaac Hershkowitz, Bar-Ilan University: Moral Considerations in
      Rabbinic Literature Regarding the Warsaw Uprising

      Dr. Tamar Salmon-Mack, Ariel University Center: War Issues in Non-Combatant
      Communities in the Early Modern Era

      Dr. Yuval Jobani, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton: Philosophical
      and Cultural Aspects of the Debate over Military Enlistment of Yeshiva
      Scholars in Israel



      16:00-18:00 - Session 6 (in Hebrew): War and Peace in Jewish Thought (Beit
      Midrash Nashim)

      Greetings: Prof. Israel D. Nebenzahl, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
      and Humanities, Ariel University Center

      Chair: Dr. Noam Seri, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem

      Dr. Moshe Hellinger, Schwartz Institute, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem: Changing
      Ideologies of War in Jewish Literature through the Ages

      Dr. Avinoam Rosenak, The Hebrew University and the Van-Leer Institute and
      Dr. Alick Isaacs, The Hebrew University and the Shalom Hartman Institute:
      Peace as a Form of Contemporary Jewish Theology - A Post-Modern Perspective
      on the Unity of Opposites

      Rabbi Dr. Yoel Binnun, Herzog College: Spoils of War and the Desecration of
      God's Name

      Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes, Beit Morasha in Jerusalem: Images of War and Peace
      in the Sages' Study Hall

      Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Petach Tikva Hesder Yeshiva Orot Shaul: Media Ethics in
      Times of War



      The public is welcome. To reserve places (at no charge) please phone
      02-6216465 or email studies@...

      Parking is available on nearby streets. Bus lines 8 (From Binyanei Ha-uma,
      via downtown Jerusalem) and 12 (from the Malha train station)



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