Címkék: Izrael, Irodalom, English

Visionary Israels: Israel in Zionist Utopias and Science Fiction

From the first Zionist Utopia by the Hungarian author Edmund Menachem Eisler, Ein Zukunftsbild (1885), to the recently released Israeli Science Fiction film 2048 (2010) - Discussion on ways the State of Israel was portrayed in futuristic genres.

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v, 07/01/2012 - 10:00
Címkék: Történelem, Antiszemitizmus, Közösségek, English

Is there a Jewish Renaissance in Europe?: Local Responses to the Rise of Extremism

Much has been written about the Jewish revival in the post-socialist era. Against the recent rise of anti-semitic acts of violence the presentation will discuss the extent to which we can speak of a "Jewish Renaissance" in Budapest, Berlin and Cracow.

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v, 07/01/2012 - 11:30
Címkék: Izrael, Kultúra, Zene, English

The Development of a Yemenite Jewish Singing Culture and its Influence on Modern Israeli Music

"If someone is speaking with his neighbour and needs to quote a verse from the Bible, he speaks it out by heart, without pause or effort, with its melody...

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 07/01/2012 - 13:30
Címkék: Antiszemitizmus, Politika, English

Domestic Extremism in Europe

Towards Understanding a New Phenomenon
After the Hungarian Roma serial killer case and last year's Oslo twin attacks, in 2012 observers are confronted with media reports describing increasing extremist activity throughout the Continent targeting both governments and a wide array of at risk communities. Is this a new phenomenon to be taken seriously or only a byproduct of Europe's economic woes not to be overstated?
Előadás időpontja: 
v, 07/01/2012 - 15:00
Címkék: Izrael, English

Israel, a Start-up Nation

The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle

How can Israel, with only 7.1 million people, no natural resources, enemies on every border, and in a constant state or war- produce more start-up companies than Japan, India, Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom? Based on Dan Senor’s and Saul Singer’s succesful book, Start-Up Nation, the presentation will show how Israel’s policies on immigration, military service and plenty of Chutzpah led Israel to have more companies on the NASDAQ than Korean, Japan, Singapore, China, India and Europe combined.

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 07/01/2012 - 16:30
Címkék: Történelem, Kultúra, Irodalom, English

The Budapest Protocol – Fact or Fiction

Discussion of Adam LeBor's recently published novel, The Budapest Protocol - a sinister conspiracy thriller based on 1944 US intelligence documents which reveal how Nazi leaders planned a Fourth Reich - not a military empire, but an economic one.

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v, 07/01/2012 - 16:30
Címkék: Kultúra, English

Do the courts in Western democracies still dispense justice or is the system of justice as we know it in bankruptcy?

Do the courts in modern democracies dispense justice? The courts are submerged with more and more cases while having access to less and less resources. The U.S. has developed a system where the courts are minimally involved in adjudicating disputes. it is negotiated justice. But is it just? A comparative analysis of U.S., European and Israeli legal systems.

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v, 07/01/2012 - 18:00
Címkék: Vallás, Hagyomány, English

Deathdays: Celebration commemoration and mourning

The summer time in the Jewish calendar is a period of progressively intensifying  mourning, reaching its peak at the 9th of Av (Tisha beAv). The 9th of Av has a strange double identity: one the one hand it is considered a holiday, yet on the other it is a day of intense mourning. Why do we need to set a time for national mourning? Why relate to the human experience of loss on a specific day?

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v, 07/01/2012 - 18:00
Címkék: Izrael, Identitás, English

Film: Between two worlds

Between two worlds is a personal essay film telling five riveting stories that go beyond political postures to reveal the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today’s American Jewish community:* An incident at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival rips the local Jewish community apart with charges of anti-Semitism and self-hatred, McCarthyism and witch-hunts. Who is entitled to speak for a polarized Jewish community?

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v, 07/01/2012 - 20:10