International conferences, organized together with other YU units or by
our working groups, stand at the center of Center for Israel Studies'
Agnon’s Stories of the Land of Israel
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary
of S. Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Organized by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies
and its Joseph and Faye Glatt Program on Israel and the Rule of Law
Agnon House, Jerusalem;
The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Shalom Carmy and Jeffrey Saks, conveners
Monday, October 31, 2016
Wilf Campus, 535 Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street
Session I: Between Eretz Yisrael and the Diaspora
Steven Fine, Director, Center for Israel Studies, Yeshiva University
Shalom Carmy, Yeshiva University
Chair: Shmuel Schneider, Yeshiva University
Alan Mintz (Jewish Theological Seminary): Hometown and Homeland: The Dialectic Between Eretz Yisrael and Buczacz in Agnon's Late Works
Wendy Zierler (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion): From Henye to Tehilla: The Righteous "Grandmother" as Personification of Village, City and Land of Israel in Baron and Agnon
Shalom Carmy (Yeshiva University): The Hound of Heaven and the Dog of the Streets: God and Man in Jerusalem and Points West
Session II: “The Art of Agnon Annotation”
Greetings: Selma Botman, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Yeshiva University
Avraham Holtz (Jewish Theological Seminary) in conversation with Jeffrey Saks (ATID/Agnon House) discussing Professor Holtz’s monumental edition of Agnon’s Temol Shilshom, the epic novel of Eretz Yisrael during the Second Aliyah.
Session III: The Place of Eretz Yisrael in Agnon’s Stories
Chair: Ozer Glickman, Yeshiva University
Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen (Yeshiva University): Ge’ulah in Zionist Ideology and Rhetoric and in Agnon’s “Agunot”
Laura Wiseman (York University): Agnon’s “Orange Peel”: Word on the Street in the State Book Satires
Jeffrey Saks (ATID/Agnon House): “But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem”: Agnon’s Nobel Speech in Light of Psalm 137
Israel in Time and Space: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Israel Studies. YU WIlf Campus, May, 2013
Religious Zionism: A Yom Iyyun Honoring Professors Bernard Rosensweig and Saul Roth. YU Wilf Campus, April, 2012.
Folktales of Israel: A Festival Honoring Professor Peninnah Schram. With YU Museum and Stern College for Women. YU Museum, November, 2011.Talmuda De'Eretz Yisrael: Archaeology and
the Rabbis in Late Antiquity. Organizers: Steven Fine (Jewish History),
Aaron Koller (Bible). With YU Museum. YU Museum and Wilf Campus, March
2011. Torah and Science Conference. With Bar Ilan University and Machon Lev. Apr 2009, 2010, 2011.Israel and Iran: From Cyrus the Great to the Islamic Republic. With the Schneir Center for International Affairs, Yeshiva University. Organizer: Daniel Tsadik. YU Museum, September, 2010.National Association of Professors of HebrewAnnual Meeting at YU, July 2010. Co-sponsored with Stern College , Chair: Tzefirah Cohen, Stern College .
Zionism on the Jewish Street: Geography and Nationalism at the Turn of the 20th Century.
With YU Museum. Organizer: Jess Olson (Jewish History), companion web
exhibition sponsored by the Center for Online Judaic Studies. YU Museum
and Wilf Campus, March, 2010. US-Israel Relations in the Era of Obama and Netanyahu.
With the Began-Sadat Center , Bar Ilan University and American Friends
of BIU. Organizers: R. Bevan, E. Resnick. YU Museum, Sept, 15, 2009. Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age. VIP
reception at the Indian consulate, associated exhibition on the Jews of
India at YU Museum. With the YU Institute for Public Health and YU Museum.
YU Museum, March 30, 2009. Jews and Power in the 20th Century.
With the Schottenstein Honorâ€™s Program and the Schneier Center for
International Affairs, Yeshiva University. Primary faculty advisers: S.
Fine, R. Bevan. YU Wilf Campus, Spring, 2009. The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah. With YU Museum. Organizer: Steven Fine. YU Museum and Wilf Campus, May, 2008.
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