The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878

2013 Annual Conference: "Revealers of Secrets" on Jewish Galician Haskalah

 The 5th international conference for the research of Jewish enlightenment (Haskala) was held in Jerusalem on December 22-25, 2013

 The conference focused this year on the 200 year anniversary of the first vesion of the book " Revealers of Secrets" and the foundation of Haskala in Galicia

Some of the main speakers in the conference are also members in the researchers seminar in Haifa University





The topics in the conference were:

            a. History of the movement.
            b. Literature.
            c. 'Wissenschaft des Judentums'.
            d. Education.
            e. Languages.
            f. Ideology, religious teachings, nationalism.
            g. Haskalah and Hasidism.
            h. Personalities.
            i. Historiography.
            j. Jewish society in its non-Jewish context.
            k. Between ‘East’ and ‘West’.
            l. The uniqueness of the Galician Haskalah and its legacy.