In the past Paideia has offered public lectures and events in various series, such as the Gabriel Urwitz Jewish Studies Lecture Library “My Text of Choice” or “Month of the Art”, as well as special single talks.
Please see below some of the offerings from the past years.
2001 – 2002
Jo & Jacob Milgrom – Hems and Tassels: The Art of Tallit
Jacob Milgrom – Did Moses Really Write the Torah?
David Zisenwine – Windows of Opportunity
Seth Glass – Midrash Through Music
Art Green – What is Kabbalah
2002 – 2003
Marc Hirshman – The Midrashic Mind
Donniel Hartman – The Boundaries of the Intolerable in Halacha
Chana Safrai – Women and the Jewish Tradition
Zvi Zohar – Jewish Sources for Pluralism and Multi-Culturalism
Evyatar Marienberg – Rashi: The Man. The Legacy. The Legend.
Felix Posen – On Secular Judaism
2003 – 2004
Yair Lorberbaum – The Image of God in the Jewish Tradition
Zvi Zohar – The Rabbi and the Sheikh – a Tale of a Human Relationship in the 18th Century Damascus
Yitzhak Benbaji – The Election of the Jewish People According to Maimonides
Barbara Spectre – Cinematext – About Schmidt, About Aging, About Loneliness
Francine Klagsbrun – The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Today
Steven E. Aschheim – The Nazi Book Burnings 7o Years After: Why They Happened Then, Why They Matter Now
David Zisenwine – Identity – Some Questions, Some Answers
Lars Dencik – Postmodern Judaism
Marion Helfer Wajngot – Midrash i litteraturen: text, bild och tolkning
Michael Swirsky – Reclaiming Jewish Tradition: Some Models from the Recent Past
2004 – 2005
David Zisenwine – Public and Private in Jewish Life
Zvi Zohar – Sephardic Sources for Jewish Feminism
Aharon Shemesh – Who consecrate the Shabbat?
Haim Shapira – Foundations of Jewish Identity: Past and Present
2005 – 2006
David Zisenwine – Medical ethics – Is This a Jewish Issue?
Zvi Zohar – Joining the Jews or Joining Judaism? Two Different Traditional Models of Conversion and Jewish Identity
Noam Zion – Comparative Narratives of Giving Charity, Philanthropy and Tzedaka – Christian, Greek and Jewish Insights
Yair Lipshitz – Jewish Theatre in Renaissance Italy: Carnival, Politics and Midrash
Bernt Hermele – My Mother was Killed by a Suicide Bomber
Jesper Svartvik – When Will They Ever Learn? A Christian Theology in the Presence of a Crucified and Resurrected People
Diana Pinto – Are There Jewish Answers to Europe’s Questions?
Bozena Werbart – The Khazar Khaganate and the Meanings of Cultural Identity
Vivian Mann – The Unknown Jewish Artists of the Middle Ages
Olof Mathé – A New Brand of Anti-Semitism?
Raniero Fontana – Is There a Place for Gentiles at the Foot of Mount Sinai?
Bryna Levy – The Prophet Elijah
Avi Sagi – Religion and Morality
2006 – 2007
Israel Knohl – Did God Create Evil?
Jonathan Ben–Dov – How Job Destroyed the Natural Order: a Structural Reading of Job Chapter 3
Haim Shapira – The Challenge of a Jewish and Democratic State
Avigdor Shinan – Jerusalem in the Aggadic Literature
Orit Ilan – Killing the Ghosts of the Past. On the commandment to blot out the remembrance of Amalek
Yitzhak Benbaji – God and the Value of Life
Eichanan Reiner – The Rise of the Itinerant Preacher, Or: The Roots of the Secondary Ashkenazic Literature at the Dawn of the Modern Era
Jesper Svartvik – “‘This Not Too Late To Seek a Newer World” – Why Jewish-Christian Relations Matter
Amina Avdovic – Jewish-Muslim Relations – A Story of Changing Patterns
Melila Hellner-Eshed – Imagine what being awake would be like! – On the call of Zohar for Awakening
Rachel Livneh-Freudenthal – The Vision of the future and the Narrating of the Past. The Beginning of the Science of Judaism
2010 – 2011
Yael Shenker – To write a book that is not The Book: Ultra Orthodox women creating popular Literature
Mordechai Zalkin – Did they know the glory of nature? The childhood experience in traditional Jewish society
Avriel Bar-Levav – Books and angels – Bibliography and spirituality in the 17th Century
Rani Jaeger – Herzl’s Altneuland – an Exploration of a Realistic Utopia,