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An Open Pinkas: Hundreds of Years of Self-Documentation Among European Jewry

An Event Marking the Launch of
"The Pinkasim Collection: The International Repository of Communal Ledgers"

20.06.2019 | Thursday June 20th 2019 16:00 | 17th of Sivan

 

The National Library building

 
 


 

Event to be held in Hebrew 


16:00-17:00 First Session: Chaired by Dr. Yoel Finkelman, The National Library

 

The Pinkasim Collection: Gathering the Documents of Jewish Autonomy

Prof. Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University

 

The Online Repository of Pinkasim

Michal Gruenwald, The National Library

 

 

Eight Pages and One Subject: Eight Pinkas Pages on Matters of the Land of Israel

Prof. Elchanan Reiner, The National Library

 

17:30-17:45 Intermission, light refreshments

 

17:45-19:00 Second Session: Chaired by Michal Gruenwald, The National Library

 

A series of short TED-style lectures:

 

Shabbat in the Coffee House in 18th Century  Prague

Dr. Maoz Cahana, Tel Aviv University

 

Pinkasim, Lists and Archives: Writing and Authority in Ashkenazi Responsa in the 16th Century,

Dr. Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg, Harvard University

 

Hidden Heart of the Community: the Pinkasim Archive

Dr. Yochai Ben-Ghedalia, The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People

 

Jewish Autonomy Ahead of the French Revolution: The Example of the Metz Community Pinkasim

Prof. Chaim (Jay) Berkovitz, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

19:00-19:30: An Encounter with Selected Pinkasim, Guided Tour

Dr. Yoel Finkelman, The National Library


Entry is free of charge. Please register ahead of time